Crossword Genius

Once right to cry out (7)


I believe the answer is:


'cry out' is the definition.

'once right' is the wordplay.
'once' becomes 'ex' (prefix meaning former or onetime).
'right' becomes 'claim' (claim is a kind of right).

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for exclaim that I've seen before include "Shout out" , "Announce vehemently" , "Cry out (in shock, etc)" , "Speak suddenly" , "Express surprise" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app