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Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘Permit lady to enrage? Not new (7)’

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The Hindu Cryptic #13277 | Afterdark | 10 Across

Permit lady to enrage? Not new (7) CLUE:

Clue explained:

: Abbreviation, deletion Clue types

: permit Definition

: AnswerLICENSE

We need a 7-letter word that means ‘permit’.

An abbreviation for ‘lady’ is L.

A synonym for ‘to enrage’ is INCENSE.

An abbreviation for ‘new’ is N. ‘Not’ is a deletion indicator telling us to remove the N from INCENSE, and get ICENSE.

And altogether, that spells LICENSE, our 7-letter verb that is synonymous with ‘permit’!

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