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Noblewoman's party venture (7)


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'noblewoman's' is the definition.

The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.

Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'party venture' is the subsidiary indication.

'party' becomes 'do' (do is a kind of party).

'venture' becomes 'wager' (wager is a kind of venture).


This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for dowager that I've seen before include "Wordage (anag.)", "Titled widow", "woman of status", "Wordage for the widow of a peer", "Nobleman's widow", "Wealthy old woman", "elderly lady of means", "Widow with title or property from her husband", "Important widow" and "woman of property?".)


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