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Believe house comes with vacant grounds (4)


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Here is my best explanation:

'believe' is the definition.
('hold' can be a synonym of 'believe')

'house comes with vacant grounds' is the wordplay.
'house' becomes 'ho' (abbreviation for house).
'comes with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'vacant' means to remove the middle letters.
'grounds' becomes 'land'.
'land' with its middle removed is 'ld'.


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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for hold that I've seen before include "See 12", "Have or possess", "Continue", "Clasp", "Keep; part of ship", "Nelson?", "Grasp; keep", "Grip", "Keep in one's grasp" and "Ship's cargo area".)

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