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Charlie in holiday footwear? That's a disgrace (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a disgrace' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'charlie in holiday footwear?' is the wordplay.
'charlie' becomes 'c' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'holiday footwear?' becomes 'sandal' (sandals may be worn on holiday).
'c' inserted into 'sandal' is 'SCANDAL'.

'that's' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for scandal that I've seen before include "Public disgrace", "Outraging event", "It injures reputation", "Event causing public outrage", "dirt".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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