Crossword Genius

Writer of an enclosure for somebody (6)


I believe the answer is:


'writer' is the definition.
(penman is a kind of writer)

'an enclosure for somebody' is the wordplay.
'an enclosure' becomes 'pen' (pen is a kind of enclosure).
'for' says to put letters next to each other.
'somebody' becomes 'man'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for penman that I've seen before include "author" , "16 dn" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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