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Black ones containing family’s swimwear (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bikini

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'.

'b'+'ikini'='bikini'

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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