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Black ones containing family’s swimwear (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'swimwear' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'black ones containing family's' is the subsidiary indication.

'black' becomes 'b' (as in pencil classifications).

'ones' becomes 'ii' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

'containing' is an insertion indicator.

'family' becomes 'kin' ('kin' can be a synonym of 'family').

'ii' placed around 'kin' is 'ikini'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for bikini that I've seen before include "Brief bathing costume", "Tiny bathing costume", "skimpy costume", "Small two-piece bathing suit", "Skimpy bathing costume or Pacific atoll", "tests were carried out here", "Atoll and swimming costume", "Brief two-piece swimming costume", "Clothing to wear on the Pacific atoll?" and "A-test atoll - type of wax?".)


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