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Arrest female student following literary support (9)


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'literary support' is the definition.
'bookshelf' can be an answer for 'support' (bookshelf is a kind of support). I am not certain of the 'literary' bit.

'arrest female student following' is the wordplay.
'arrest' becomes 'book' (book can informally mean to arrest).
'female' becomes 'she' ('she' refers to a woman).
'student' becomes 'L' (as in L-plates for learner drivers).
'following' becomes 'f' (used when citing page numbers etc).

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(Other definitions for bookshelf that I've seen before include "Library furniture item" , "Library support" , "A supporter of literature?" , "supporter of literary works" , "It may hold great volumes?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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