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Father's Day, touching for father (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

padre

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Here is my best explanation:

'father's' is the definition.
('Padre' can be a synonym of 'father')

'day touching for father' is the subsidiary indication.
'day' becomes 'd'.
'touching' becomes 're' (I've seen this in other clues).
'for' means one lot of letters go next to another (I've seen this in other clues).
'father' becomes 'pa' (pa is a kind of father).
'd'+'re'='dre'
'dre' put after 'pa' is 'padre'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for padre that I've seen before include "Forces chaplain", "Chaplain in the services", "non-combatant officer", "Services' chaplain", "A military clergyman", "Sky pilot (military slang)", "Minister", "Military chaplain", "Armed forces chaplain" and "Priest, chaplain".)

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