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Female relative, topless, let loose (5)


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'let loose' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'female relative topless' is the wordplay.
'female relative' becomes 'auntie' (I've seen this before).
'topless' means to remove the first letter.
'auntie' with its initial letter taken away is 'UNTIE'.

(Other definitions for untie that I've seen before include "Detach", "Open a knot", "Remove fastenings from", "Set free", "Release (knots)".)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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