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Anger between husband and son results in charges (5)


I believe the answer is:


'charges' is the definition.
(charge can mean to hire out or lease)

'anger between husband and son' is the wordplay.
'anger' becomes 'ire' (ire is intense rage).
'between' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'husband' becomes 'h'.
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'son' becomes 's' (genealogical abbreviation for son).
'ire' inserted within 'hs' is 'HIRES'.

'results in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for hires that I've seen before include "Charters", "Employs or rents".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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