Crossword Genius

In ruin I leave nothing (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'nothing' is the definition.
(eg nil is zero in football)

'in ruin i leave' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'NIL' is hidden within 'ruin i leave'.

(Other definitions for nil that I've seen before include "Lacking value", "duck", "Love", "Zero, no score", "none".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.