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Youngster, a learner unqualified (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'unqualified' is the definition.

('total' can be a synonym of 'unqualified')

'youngster a learner' is the subsidiary indication.

'youngster' becomes 'tot' (tot is a kind of youngster**).

'learner' becomes 'l'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for total that I've seen before include "Aggregate, sum", "Entire amount", "Amount to; complete", "Sum, aggregation", "Complete, absolute", "Whole amount", "The whole number", "The whole, sum", "Full, entire amount" and "Complete sum".)


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