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Driver having to edge skyward (5)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'driver' is the definition.

(I have seen 'Driver of aircraft' mean 'pilot' so perhaps 'driver' could also mean 'pilot')

'to edge skyward' is the subsidiary indication.

'edge' becomes 'lip' (lip is a kind of edge).

'skyward' says the letters should be written backwards (in a down clue, letters go up).


'tolip' in reverse letter order is 'pilot'.

'having' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for pilot that I've seen before include "Plane driver", "Flier - guide", "Experimental programme", "Small flame that ignites a gas boiler", "air traffic controller?", "Airman", "Driver of aircraft", "may be up in the clouds", "Plane flier" and "aviator".)


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