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


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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.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for aegis that I've seen before include "Protection or support", "Advocacy", "Protection or sponsorship", "Protection (originally of Zeus)", "Protection - guardianship", "Protection, backing", "Kindly endorsement and guidance", "Sponsorship", "Protection - patronage" and "Backing or support".)

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