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After fine, daughter leaves city — does a runner! (5)


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'does a runner' is the definition.
(to do a runner is to flee or run away)

'after fine daughter leaves city' is the wordplay.
'after fine' becomes 'f' (abbreviation. I am not sure about the 'after' bit.).
'daughter' becomes 'd' (genealogical abbreviation).
'leaves' is a deletion indicator.
'city' becomes 'Leeds' (city in England).
'leeds' with 'd' taken away is 'lees'.

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(Other definitions for flees that I've seen before include "flies" , "Runs away" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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