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Amply bearded king in his utility vehicle? (7)


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'amply bearded' is the definition.
'hirsute' can be an answer for 'bearded' (I've seen this before). I'm not certain of the 'amply' bit.

'king in his utility vehicle?' is the wordplay.
'king' becomes 'R' (abbreviation for rex, king in Latin).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'utility vehicle?' becomes 'ute' (Australian abbreviation for utility vehicle. I am not sure about the 'utility' bit.).
'r' inserted inside 'his' is 'hirs'.

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(Other definitions for hirsute that I've seen before include "Furry" , "Hairy and shaggy" , "covered in hairs" , "Unshaven" , "Covered with hair" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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