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Queen finally confined to large old house (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

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

'queen finally confined to large old' is the wordplay.
'finally' indicates one should take the final letters.
'confined to' indicates putting letters inside.
'large' becomes 'big' ('big' can be a synonym of 'large'**).
'old' becomes 'o' (common abbreviation eg in OE for Old English).
The last letter of 'queen' is 'n'.
'n' inserted into 'big' is 'bing'.


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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for bingo that I've seen before include "house", "Housey-housey", "Two little ducks game", "Numbers game", "Voila!", "game requiring little ability", "House!", "Game of chance", "Popular gambling game in which numbers are called at random" and "Gambling game".)

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