Crossword Genius

Spirit of information, that is (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

genie

'spirit' is the definition.
(I know that genie is a type of spirit)

'information that is' is the wordplay.
'information' becomes 'gen' (gen can informally mean information).
'that is' becomes 'ie' (short for Latin 'id est', 'that is').
'gen'+'ie'='GENIE'

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for genie that I've seen before include "Obedient spirit of Arabian folklore" , "Helpful (?) spirit" , "Bottled spirit?" , "Magical servant" , "Arabian spirit as in Aladdin's lamp" .)

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