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Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘Perhaps I too can win award for business (10)’

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The Hindu Cryptic #13257 | Dr. X | 12 Across

Perhaps I too can win award for business (10) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: anagram, insertion Clue types

: business Definition


We need a 10-letter word here that means ‘business’.

‘Perhaps’ is an anagram indicator. An anagram of ‘I too can’ gives us OCATION.

Another word for ‘award’ is CUP.

‘Win’ here is acting as an insertion indicator. It is in the plural declension because Dr. X is referring to the of the anagram as opposed to the singular anagram itself. We need to put CUP inside OCATION. letters

And that would spell OCCUPATION, another word for ‘business’!

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