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The Hindu Cryptic #13269 | Arden | 16 Across

Ready and neat source of funds (4,3) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: charade Clue types

: source of funds Definitions

: AnswerCASH COW

We need a two-word phrase of 4 and 3 letters each that means ‘soource of funds’.

Another word for ‘ready’ is CASH. It comes from the expression, ready money.

‘Neat’ is an archaic term for a kind of bovine animal, a COW.

Altogether, that gives us CASH COW, which is a copious ‘source of funds’!

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