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Explain delicate manoeuvring about uniform (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'explain' is the definition.
(elucidating is a kind of explaining)

'delicate manoeuvring about uniform' is the subsidiary indication.
'manoeuvring' indicates anagramming the letters.
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'uniform' becomes 'u' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'delicate' anagrammed gives 'elcidate'.
'elcidate' placed around 'u' is 'elucidate'.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for elucidate that I've seen before include "Shed light on, clarify", "Explain", "Make clear, explain", "Throw light on a problem, make clear (9)", "Shed light upon" and "Make clear and more comprehensible".)

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