Crossword Genius

Mess up a hairstyle, having a broken leg (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bungle

Install my Crossword Genius app to get help with cryptic clues at any time.

Here is my best explanation:

'mess up' is the definition.
('bungle' can be a synonym of 'mess up')

'a hairstyle having a broken leg' is the wordplay.
'a hairstyle' becomes 'bun'.
'having' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'a broken' is an anagram indicator.
'leg' with letters rearranged gives 'gle'.
'bun'+'gle'='BUNGLE'

Ross

Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for bungle that I've seen before include "(Make an) embarrassing mistake", "Botch; failure", "Badly handle", "Make a mess of", "Botch, make a hames of", "Make a hash of the job", "Mess up", "Tackle clumsily and fail", "Clumsy mistake" and "Do something carelessly or badly".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play