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Considerate approach misinterpreted as idle coitus (10)


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'considerate approach' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how one could define the other.

'misinterpreted as idle coitus' is the wordplay.
'idle coitus' anagrams to 'SOLICITUDE'.
Though, I'm not sure how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for solicitude that I've seen before include "Care, concern" , "Feeling of excessive concern" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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