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Maidens assistant (4)


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'assistant?' is the definition.
(aide is a kind of assistant)

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(Other definitions for aide that I've seen before include "Adviser or assistant" , "Helper" , "a help" , "Leader's assistant" , "Confidential assistant or advisor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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