Crossword Genius

Head of army, for example, is giving protection (5)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'protection' is the definition.

(aegis is a kind of protection)

'head of army for example is' is the subsidiary indication.

'head of' says to take the initial letters.

'for example' becomes 'eg' ('e.g.' can be a synonym of 'for example').

The first letter of 'army' is 'a'.


'giving' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for aegis that I've seen before include "Patronage", "Protection - guardianship", "Protection - patronage", "Sponsorship", "Protection (originally of Zeus)", "Protection or support", "Backing or support", "Protection (originally a shield)", "Protection or sponsorship" and "Kindly protection".)


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