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Lad, figure out who could help you in the main? (9)


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'help you in the main?' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I don't see?

'lad figure out' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates an anagram (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'ladfigure' with letters rearranged gives 'LIFEGUARD'.

'who could' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for lifeguard that I've seen before include "Beach or pool employee" , "Person protecting bathers" , "beach official" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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