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Cut by this person good plait is botched - as this (7)


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'cut by this person good plait is botched as this' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both body parts as well as being singular nouns.
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'cut by this person good plait is botched' is the wordplay.
'cut by' is an insertion indicator.
'this person' becomes 'i'.
'good' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).
'is botched' indicates an anagram.
'gplait' is an anagram of 'pigtal'.
'i' inserted inside 'pigtal' is 'PIGTAIL'.

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(Other definitions for pigtail that I've seen before include "Plaited lock of hair" , "Plait of braided hair" , "Long plait" , "Queue of hair" , "Porcine hair plait" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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