Crossword Genius

Those expected to survive are ready to try (7)


I believe the answer is:


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

'those expected to survive' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'ready to try' is the wordplay.
'ready' becomes 'fit' (I've seen this in another clue).
'to try' becomes 'test' ('test' can be a synonym of 'try').

'are' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for fittest that I've seen before include "Healthiest" , "most sound" , "'Survival of the - - '" , "Most suitable" , "superlatively healthy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish News.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.