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Father grabbing whiskey and wife fruit (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'fruit' is the definition.
(pawpaw is a kind of fruit)

'father grabbing whiskey and wife' is the wordplay.
'father' becomes 'papa' (papa is a kind of father**).
'grabbing' indicates putting letters inside.
'whiskey' becomes 'w' (alpha bravo charlie delta ...).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'wife' becomes 'w'.
'papa' going around 'w' is 'pawpa'.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for pawpaw that I've seen before include "Papaya", "Custard apple tree", "foul once", "Fruit" and "fruit".)

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