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Clues note Psyche and suchlike, for starters (4)


I believe the answer is:

'clues' is the definition.
(a tip is a hint or clue)

'note psyche and suchlike for starters' is the wordplay.
'note psyche' becomes 'tip' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'for starters' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letter of 'suchlike' is 's'.

(Other definitions for tips that I've seen before include "Hints or gratuities", "leavings in restaurant?", "Areas for dumping waste", "Useful hints", "Ends".)

I've seen this clue in Independent.