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Row initiated by father on edge (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

frontier

Here is my best explanation:

'edge' is the definition.

(frontier is a kind of edge)

'row initiated by father on' is the subsidiary indication.

'row' becomes 'tier' (tier is a kind of row**).

'initiated by' says to put letters next to each other (some letters go at the start of others).

'father' becomes 'fr'.

'fr'+'on'='fron'

'tier' after 'fron' is 'frontier'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for frontier that I've seen before include "Limit", "Border of country", "Land-border of a country", "Wilderness at the edge of a settled area", "Border separating two countries", "International boundary", "Boundary, border", "Verge", "Land border of a country" and "National border".)

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