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Clued In #56 | Let your locks down during lockdown

Mihir Balantrapu  |  28 May 2020

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As the Tamil Nadu government recently gave the nod for hair-dressers and salons to reopen, here is a double-definition clue that makes the cut for today’s blogpost as it gels both definitions together rather well.

 

The Hindu Cryptic #12946 | Hypatia | 5 Down

Clue surface: Allow what a stylist may do to hair (6)

Definition: Allow

Answer: PERMIT

Explanation: This one is a cryptic double-definition of the word PERMIT, which is a synonym for ‘allow’ and an expression of ‘what a stylist may do to hair’, and that is PERM IT.

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