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Clasp that is gift (7)


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'gift' is the definition.
(short for 'present')

'clasp that is' is the wordplay.
'clasp' becomes 'press' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'that is' becomes 'ie' (short for Latin 'id est', 'that is').

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(Other definitions for pressie that I've seen before include "Something freely given" , "Informally, offering" , "Gift (colloq.)" .)

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