Friday, 6 July 2012

Solution for 5 July cryptic crossword clue

A female needs help with chaps around (6)
Solution – maiden

Cute clue today.  Because you might think a female does need help with chaps around!  But this is a clue that splits into 2 parts.

First, "maiden" is another word for a female
Second, a word for "help" is "aid" and if you put around "aid" another word for "chaps" ie "men", you also get "maiden".

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