Doomed king switching sides? True(4)
Solution – real
This is an example of a letter shifting clue.
Letter shifting involves moving a letter within a word to form another word. As per normal you have a definition for the solution, a definition for the word with the letter to be shifted and a letter shifting indicator.
Letter shifting indicators include: from head to foot, from top to bottom – both mean swapping the first and last letters
You can have clues where more than one letter is shifted – as is the case with this clue. Indicators might included “switching” or “swapping”.
“Doomed king” = Lear from Shakespeare’s King Lear
When you switch the sides of Lear you get “real”
And this matches the definition of the solution within the clue – true = real.