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Family dispute lead by Clement? (4)


I believe the answer is:


'clement?' is the definition.

'family dispute lead by' is the wordplay.
'family' becomes 'kin' ('kin' can be a synonym of 'family'**).
'lead' suggests taking the first letters.
'by' says to put letters next to each other.
The first letter of 'dispute' is 'd'.

(Other definitions for kind that I've seen before include "Thoughtful; type" , "Tender-hearted" , "Sort of compassionate" , "Type; helpful" , "Loving; class" .)

I've seen this clue in the Irish Times.
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