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Wife gives aid to impudent youths (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

whelps

Here is my best explanation:

'impudent youths' is the definition.

'wife gives aid to' is the subsidiary indication.

'wife' becomes 'w'.

'gives aid to' becomes 'helps' (helping is a kind of giving aid to).

'w'+'helps'='whelps'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for whelps that I've seen before include "Gives birth", "Young wolves or dogs", "gives birth", "puppies" and "Young dogs or pups".)

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