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Hard bit of maths — set about finding measurement (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'measurement' is the definition.

'hard bit of maths set about' is the wordplay.
'bit of' says to take the initial letters.
'maths' becomes 'trig' (trig is a kind of maths).
'set about' says the letters should be written backwards.
The initial letter of 'hard' is 'h'.
'htrig' back-to-front is 'GIRTH'.

'finding' acts as a link.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for girth that I've seen before include "Right (anag.)", "weighty indication?", "Measure all round", "Bulk", "Perimeter", "target", "Some tack", "Middle", "The distance around a thing or tummy" and "A band passing under horse's belly".)

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