Clue of the Week – 04/02/18

The Observer Everyman cryptic crossword in the NZ Herald Weekend section continues to provide well-crafted clues which rely on clever wordplay to conceal meaning. Once again, our clue of the week comes from this puzzle:

Observer Everyman Cryptic Crossword 03/02/18

Happy tips in general accepted (4)

‘Happy’ is the definition. The answer’s letters come from the ‘tips’ (ie the first and last letters) of ‘general accepted‘.