Crossword Genius

Originally serving time in Reading jail (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stir

'jail' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'originally serving time in reading' is the wordplay.
'originally' indicates taking the first letters.
The first letters of 'serving time in reading' is 'STIR'.

(Other definitions for stir that I've seen before include "Mix the ingredients" , "A slangy prison - whisk it" , "Slight movement" , "Move; wake" , "Whisk or mix" .)

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