I was doing a cryptic crossword this morning and I came across the following clue:
Circus equipment has chimpanzee, say at the centre
The answer is "TRAPEZE" (confirmed by "check answers"). The APE is easy to see (chimpanzee), but I can't figure out where the TR___ZE comes into the clue. From my understanding, it should be implied by the clue. Is there something I'm missing or is it just an omission we're supposed to be able to guess?
The cross letters are T_A_E_E so the R and Z would have to be guessed entirely, based on TRAPEZE being the only word fitting the rest of the clues.
From Cryptic Crossword iPhone app, Pack 6, Puzzle 3, Clue 3d