Crossword Genius

Good mature beef (5)


I believe the answer is:


'beef' is the definition.
(I know that beef is a type of beef)

'good mature' is the wordplay.
'good' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).
'mature' becomes 'ripe' (synonyms).

(Other definitions for gripe that I've seen before include "Complain; stomach pain" , "Protest" , "Grumble (colloq.)" , "Complain; colic (water)" , "Complain, grouse" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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