Crossword Genius

Sample of pashmina embroidery ripped up, as it's not very nice (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

mean

I'm a little stuck...
Click here to teach me more about this clue!

Here is my best explanation:

'it's not very nice' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'sample of pashmina embroidery ripped up' is the wordplay.
'sample of' says the answer is hidden in the clue (I've seen this in other clues).
'up' shows that the letters should be reversed in order (in down clue: letters go upwards).
'naem' can be found hidden inside 'pashmina embroidery ripped'.
'naem' reversed gives 'MEAN'.

'as' acts as a link.

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 The Irish Times

(Other definitions for mean that I've seen before include "Unkind; average", "Norm", "Stingy; five Dn", "Stingy; Scrooge-like", "base", "Intend - average - poor", "mercenary", "Stingy in average way", "'Midway, average (4)'" and "Scrooge?".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play