Crossword Genius

Teach poor swindle (5)


I believe the answer is:


'swindle' is the definition.
('cheat' can be a synonym of 'swindle')

'teach poor' is the wordplay.
'poor' indicates an anagram.
'teach' with letters rearranged gives 'CHEAT'.

(Other definitions for cheat that I've seen before include "Teach? (Anag)" , "Fool" , "Act dishonestly to gain an advantage" , "rook" , "Trick or swindle" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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