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Bucket gives Penny trouble (4)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'bucket' is the definition.

('pail' can be a synonym of 'bucket')

'penny trouble' is the subsidiary indication.

'penny' becomes 'p'.

'trouble' becomes 'ail' ('ail' can be a synonym of 'trouble'**).


'gives' is the link.

(Other definitions for pail that I've seen before include "A bucket - the kind Jack and Jill used", "A bucket as for water", "Milkmaid's bucket?", "Vessel for carrying liquids", "Kind of bucket - ask Jack and Jill", "Container; sounds like dim", "Bucket for Jack and Jill", "Cylindrical vessel" and "Open-topped container".)


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