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Girl not wanting a financial backer (5)

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I believe the answer is:

angel

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Here is my best explanation:

'a financial backer' is the definition.

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'girl not wanting' is the subsidiary indication.

'girl' becomes 'ange'.

'not wanting' becomes 'l' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).

'ange'+'l'='angel'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for angel that I've seen before include "old coin", "Guardian spirit; theatre investor", "Spiritual being - financial backer", "Messenger < is a nurse", "Old coin; theatre investor", "lady (very kind)", "Investor in a theatrical production", "Theatre supporter", "somewhere on the Northern Line" and "somewhere in Islington".)

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