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Female, busy type, finally down in drinking den (7)


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'drinking den' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'female busy type finally down' is the wordplay.
'female' becomes 'she' ('she' refers to a woman).
'busy type' becomes 'bee' (busy as a bee).
'finally' suggests the final letters.
The final letter of 'down' is 'n'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for shebeen that I've seen before include "in which spirits may be found" , "Alcohol sold without licence" , "Unlicensed drinking establishment" , "Unlicenced house selling alcohol (Ireland)" , "scene with moonshine?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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