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Bill staggered Cyril, showing fibre (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'fibre' is the definition.
(acrylic is a kind of fibre)

'bill staggered cyril' is the wordplay.
'bill' becomes 'ac'.
'staggered' indicates an anagram.
'cyril' is an anagram of 'rylic'.

'showing' is the link.


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(Other definitions for acrylic that I've seen before include "Type of hard paint", "Fibre", "Textile fibre - icy Carl (anag)", "Synthetic resin or fibre used for textiles", "Type of twenty Dn", "Kind of paint", "Synthetic fabric", "fibre that's synthetic", "Pungent acid" and "material for coat?".)

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