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Obsequious and silly chap isn't coy (11)


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Here is my best explanation:

'obsequious' is the definition.
('sycophantic' can be a synonym of 'obsequious')

'silly chap isn't coy' is the wordplay.
'silly' indicates an anagram.
'chapisntcoy' anagrammed gives 'SYCOPHANTIC'.

'and' acts as a link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for sycophantic that I've seen before include "flattery", "flattering", "Bootlicking", "Toadyish", "Flattering", "tending to fawn", "Canaries were once so", "Toadying", "Servile - like a crawler" and "Obsequious".)

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