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Heart perhaps in rogue broken by lover, finally (4)


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Here is my best explanation:

'heart perhaps' is the definition.
(heart is a kind of card)

'rogue broken by lover finally' is the wordplay.
'rogue' becomes 'cad' (I've seen this before**).
'broken by' is an insertion indicator.
'finally' says to take the final letters.
The last letter of 'lover' is 'r'.
'cad' going around 'r' is 'CARD'.

'in' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for card that I've seen before include "A bit of a wag", "showing heart, say", "Something (usually) folded with a special message", "club perhaps", "one in a suit", "One taken in hand", "Greetings ----", "programme at race meeting", "Character" and "king or queen, for example".)

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