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Open University head under pressure (7)


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'open' is the definition.

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'university head under pressure' is the subsidiary indication.

'university' becomes 'u'.

'head' becomes 'front' (I've seen this in other clues**).

'under' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'pressure' becomes 'p' (abbreviation).

'front' put after 'p' is 'pfront'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for upfront that I've seen before include "Honest - paid in advance", "Bold, frank (colloq.)", "Candid", "In advance", "Informally, straightforward or frank", "Straightforward or prominent", "Open, honest", "Open - paid at start of transaction", "Open - frank - paid out beforehand (of money)" and "(Of payment) in advance".)


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