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Bed starts to creak — replace its base (4)


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Here is my best explanation:

'bed' is the definition.

'starts to creak replace its base' is the wordplay.
'starts to' says to take the initial letters.
The initial letters of 'creak replace its base' is 'CRIB'.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for crib that I've seen before include "Infant's bed", "Steal - key - child's bed", "A baby's cot in America", "model much in evidence at Christmas", "Pirate", "Poor translation", "Nativity centrepiece", "Child's bed - copy", "Child's cot" and "Container for animal fodder".)

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