Portion of macaroon I left for a round figure? (3)
I believe the answer is:
'a round figure?' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both quantities as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?
'portion of macaroon i left' is the wordplay.
'portion of' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'NIL' is hidden in the letters of 'macaroon i left'.
'for' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for nil that I've seen before include "Score of nought" , "Nothing, zilch" , "Non-existent" , "none" , "Lacking value" .)