Crossword Genius

Verse set to music for high fliers? (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

airlines

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

'high fliers?' is the definition.
'airlines' can be an answer for 'fliers?' (I've seen this in another clue). I am not sure about the 'high' bit.

'verse set to music' is the wordplay.
'verse set' becomes 'lines' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (I've seen this in other clues).
'music' becomes 'air' (air is a kind of music).
'lines' put after 'air' is 'AIRLINES'.

'for' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for airlines that I've seen before include "Aer Lingus, Ryanair etc." , "Pressurised tubes" , "Rain isle (anag.)" , "They transport people around the world" , "Companies providing regular plane travel" .)

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.