Sure, I would be happy to help you understand the crossword clue ‘Crackle, as a fire‘ and the answer ‘SPIT.’
When you burn wood in a fireplace, grill or campfire, the heat from the burning wood releases trapped moisture and gases from within the wood. The moisture and gases escape from the wood through small openings or chambers and are then expelled into the air. As the moisture and gases are released, they create a cracking or popping sound which is often described as a “spitting” sound.
Now, to answer the crossword clue ‘Crackle, as a fire,’ the word you are looking for is ‘SPIT.’ The word ‘SPIT‘ means to eject saliva, food, or any other substance from the mouth forcefully and quickly. In the context of a fire, the word ‘SPIT‘ describes the sound created by water droplets heating up and reacting with the burning wood, causing them to expand and explode.
Therefore, ‘SPIT‘ is the correct answer for the crossword clue ‘Crackle, as a fire.’