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Associate to arrive bringing artist and daughter in (7)


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'associate' is the definition.
(I know that associate can be written as comrade)

'arrive bringing artist and daughter in' is the wordplay.
'arrive' becomes 'come' (coming is a kind of arriving).
'bringing artist' becomes 'ra' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'daughter' becomes 'd' (genealogical abbreviation).
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'come' enclosing 'rad' is 'COMRADE'.

'to' is the link.

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(Other definitions for comrade that I've seen before include "Fellow-in-arms" , "Fellow member of the armed forces" , "Companion" , "Ally" , "Fellow-soldier" .)

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