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For the family, make an effort (6)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

This clue is a double definition.

'for the family' is the first definition.


'make an effort' is the second definition.


(Other definitions for strain that I've seen before include "Sift", "Tension and stress", "Melody; filter", "Pass through a filter", "Great effort - sieve", "Tension and exertion", "Muscle injury, put liquid through sieve", "Wrench; melody", "Remove by passing through a filter" and "Pass through a sieve".)


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