Crossword Genius

Boy having party with little Charlie (7)


I believe the answer is:


'boy' is the definition.

'party with little charlie' is the wordplay.
'party' becomes 'do' (do is a kind of party).
'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'little' becomes 'mini' ().
'charlie' becomes 'C' (phonetic alphabet).

'having' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for dominic that I've seen before include "Priest" , "Man's name" , "Man" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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