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Accusatively suggest a member always has beer around (6)


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'accusatively suggest a member always' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'has beer around' is the wordplay.
'has' becomes 'leg' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'beer' becomes 'ale' (type of beer).
'around' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'leg' going inside 'ale' is 'ALLEGE'.

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(Other definitions for allege that I've seen before include "Make a claim without proof" , "Aver - maintain" , "Aver (without proof)" , "Assert - maintain" , "Declare without actual proof" .)

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