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Children, that is, kept in by Barbara (6)


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'children' is the definition.

(baby is a kind of child)

'that is kept in by barbara' is the subsidiary indication.

'that is' becomes 'ie' ('i.e.' can be a synonym of 'that is').

'kept in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'by barbara' becomes 'babs' (I've seen this before. I am not sure about the 'by' bit.**).

'ie' inserted inside 'babs' is 'babies'.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for babies that I've seen before include "Storks' freight?", "Very young children", "Small children", "Infants" and "Recently born children".)


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