# Cryptic clue: She loses…[8]

Cryptic type clue

She loses me measuring acid of insect, which is a large animal? [8]

Not fully worked out but I guess the answer is

ELEPHANT

Partial explanation:

'measuring acid of insect' gives pH + ant, so presumably "She loses me" indicates ELE somehow. I'd expect this would be something like a female name with ME (or I or TOM) removed but I'm not seeing anything...

• Probably ME+(First 3 letters of the answer) is a female name in the part of the world where the OP is at? – Sid Mar 29 '18 at 15:08
• Hmmmm think of a synonym for me - you are nearly nearly there... – tom Mar 29 '18 at 15:38
• Ok bigger hint for final bit .... Imagine she is french – tom Mar 29 '18 at 17:13
• Hmmm. Do you ask us to remove I from elle to get ELE? I hope not, because the capital I isn't an L. (And foreign words should be indicated, for example "In France, she ...") – M Oehm Mar 29 '18 at 17:37
• I'm guessing it's simply rot13(Ryvr - v = Ryr). – Statman Mar 29 '18 at 18:11