Dumb as leading character in Psycho? (6)
I believe the answer is:
'dumb' is the definition.
(I know that dumb can be written as silent)
'leading character in psycho?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'character' could be 't' and 't' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'silen' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...
'as' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for silent that I've seen before include "A continent" , "Without sound" , "Like early films" , "Soundless" , "Strange and astonishing thing" .)