I know the answer to the crossword clue ‘lock up devil is said to be in revolt’ is 'imprison' but I can’t explain the wordplay ‘devil is said to be in revolt’.

This clue was in The Sun's 2-speed crossword (No. 001042).

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    $\begingroup$ Hi Graham and welcome to Puzzling - please can you mention the original puzzle where you found this clue? (For attribution purposes...) Thanks :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jan 30, 2023 at 22:19

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I think the wordplay is as follows

IMP is a devil and RISON sounds like (is said to be) risen - as in, no longer compliant, obedient or peaceful, i.e, "in revolt".


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