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Mother takes girl back to a Spanish resort (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'spanish resort' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'mother takes girl back to a' is the wordplay.
'mother' becomes 'ma' (ma is a kind of mother).
'takes' says to put letters next to each other.
'girl' becomes 'gal' ('gal' can be a synonym of 'girl'**).
'back' is a reversal indicator.
'to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'gal' written backwards gives 'lag'.


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(Other definitions for malaga that I've seen before include "Spanish port and resort town", "Costa del Sol resort", "City of Andalusia", "Sweet wine; Spanish port", "Southern Spanish city and resort", "Andalusian city", "Resort in Andalusia", "Place", "Army rank; not shared" and "Andalusian port; wine".)

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