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Admit Liberal is in a depression (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'admit' is the definition.

(allowing is a kind of admiting)

'liberal is in a depression' is the subsidiary indication.

'liberal' becomes 'l' (abbreviation).

'is in' is an insertion indicator.

'depression' becomes 'low' ('low' can be a synonym of 'depression'**).


'l' put into 'alow' is 'allow'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for allow that I've seen before include "Sanction", "Permit or acknowledge", "Let", "Own", "Give leave to", "Acknowledge - concede", "Permit or concede", "Permit, let happen", "OK" and "grant".)


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