Crossword Genius

Girls going topless - the fools! (5)


I believe the answer is:


'the fools' is the definition.
(ass is a kind of fool)

'girls going topless' is the wordplay.
'girls' becomes 'lasses' (lass is a kind of girl).
'going topless' means to remove the first letter.
'lasses' with its initial letter taken away is 'ASSES'.

(Other definitions for asses that I've seen before include "Hardy and sure-footed animals" , "Pompous fools" , "Donkeys" , "Fools; beasts of burden" , "not the most sensible types" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.