Crossword Genius

Clear up broken axle-pin (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

explain

'clear up' is the definition.
(to clear up is to explain or clarify)

'broken axle-pin' is the wordplay.
'broken' is an anagram indicator.
'axle'+'pin'='axlepin'
'axlepin' anagrammed gives 'EXPLAIN'.

(Other definitions for explain that I've seen before include "Describe" , "Justify" , "offer clarification" , "Defend" , "Elucidate, make clear" .)

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