# Spring edition? (5) - cryptic crossword clue explanation

I'm just solving a cryptic crossword and had the clue...

Spring edition? (5)

With the letters...

_ S _ _ _

I guessed it was ISSUE and upon checking on google found I was right. But I don't understand the reason why I was right.

I can connect the "edition" part of the clue. I was thinking of "version" and other similar words. But I can't work out what "Spring edition?" adds to the clue?

• Think that is a cryptic definition. – Sid Jul 4 '17 at 12:27
• It's relying on the "originate from" or "arise from" definition of the word "spring". As in "Athena sprang from Zeus' forehead". Thus, it's a synonym for issue. – Hugh Meyers Jul 4 '17 at 12:42