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Boy (or girl) bringing up north regularly (6)


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'regularly' is the definition.

'boy or girl bringing up north' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'boy' could be 'even' and 'even' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for evenly that I've seen before include "Smoothly, uniformly" , "Material" , "constant rate" , "In measured or smooth manner" , "In a level and regular way" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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