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Describe former lover? Unattractive (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'describe' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'former lover? unattractive' is the subsidiary indication.

'former lover?' becomes 'ex'.

'unattractive' becomes 'plain' ('plain' can be similar in meaning to 'unattractive').


This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for explain that I've seen before include "Give reasons for", "Clarify", "Spell out", "Make comprehensible", "Expound", "Justify", "Elucidate, clarify", "Show the whys and wherefores", "Elucidate, make clear" and "Elucidate - define".)


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