Crossword Genius

Sprinter's persevering holding place sporadically (11)


I believe the answer is:


'place sporadically' is the definition.
(to intersperse is to place at sporadic intervals)

'sprinter's persevering holding' is the wordplay.
'holding' indicates a hidden word.
'INTERSPERSE' is hidden within 'sprinters persevering'.

(Other definitions for intersperse that I've seen before include "Spread throughout" , "Dot" , "Scatter - enterprises (anag)" , "Scatter between other things" .)

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