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Father grabbing whiskey and wife fruit (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pawpaw

Here is my best explanation:

'fruit' is the definition.

(pawpaw is a kind of fruit)

'father grabbing whiskey and wife' is the subsidiary indication.

'father' becomes 'papa' (papa is a kind of father**).

'grabbing' is an insertion indicator.

'whiskey' becomes 'w' (alpha bravo charlie delta ...).

'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'wife' becomes 'w'.

'papa' placed around 'w' is 'pawpa'.

'pawpa'+'w'='pawpaw'

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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