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Dainty foxtrot involved in line dancing (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'dainty' is the definition.

'foxtrot involved in line dancing' is the wordplay.
'foxtrot' becomes 'f' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'involved in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'dancing' indicates an anagram.
'line' with letters rearranged gives 'elin'.
'f' inserted inside 'elin' is 'ELFIN'.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for elfin that I've seen before include "Small and fragile", "Like a little fairy", "Little, charming and naughty", "Like a mischievous fairy", "Small, delicate and charming", "puckish", "small and mischievous", "Slight", "Small and delicate like fairy" and "Resembling one of the little people".)

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