Crossword Genius

Husband abandons razor perhaps that preserves his dignity? (4-5)

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I believe the answer is:

face-saver

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'that preserves his dignity?' is the definition.
(to save face is to preserve one's dignity)

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for face-saver that I've seen before include "Something that maintains one's dignity" and "Preserver of one's dignity".)

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