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Name father turns up for an ancestor (6)


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'an ancestor' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are singular nouns.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I don't see?

'name father turns up' is the wordplay.
'father' becomes 'pa' (pa can mean dad or father).
'turns up' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'namepa' reversed gives 'APEMAN'.

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for apeman that I've seen before include "Neanderthal type?" , "Long extinct human ancestor" , "Primitive figure" , "Tarzan, for example" , "Missing link, possibly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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