Crossword Genius

Kept woman as cure, not remedy (9)


I believe the answer is:

'kept woman' is the definition.
(courtesan is a kind of kept woman)

'as cure not remedy' is the wordplay.
'remedy' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).
'ascurenot' is an anagram of 'COURTESAN'.

(Other definitions for courtesan that I've seen before include "loose woman", "lover", "odalisque", "High-class prostitute", "Kept woman".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.