Crossword Genius

Tries to reform the Post Office inside to get a quick answer (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a quick answer' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'tries to reform the post office inside' is the wordplay.
'to reform' indicates an anagram (letters in a new form).
'the post office' becomes 'po' (abbreviation).
'inside' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'tries' anagrammed gives 'riste'.
'riste' placed around 'po' is 'RIPOSTE'.

'to get' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for riposte that I've seen before include "Reply, retort" , "Rejoinder" , "Witty comeback" , "Smart reply" , "Counter-thrust" .)

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