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Lass finally catching game, unaccompanied male (4)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'unaccompanied male' is the definition.

(man attending a social event without a woman)

'lass finally catching game' is the subsidiary indication.

'finally' says to take the final letters.

'catching' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'game' becomes 'tag' (tag is a kind of game**).

The last letter of 'lass' is 's'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for stag that I've seen before include "speculator wanting quick profit", "one may get in a rut", "Adult male deer, often with antlers", "Stock market speculator", "Game - speculator", "Male deer; speculator", "Without women", "Animal - for men only", "Deer; with only men" and "For men only".)


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