Crossword Genius

Detective seen with abrasive old comedian (4,5)


I believe the answer is:

dick emery

'old comedian' is the definition.

'detective seen with abrasive' is the wordplay.
'detective' becomes 'dick' (dick is a kind of detective).
'seen with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'abrasive' becomes 'emery' (I've seen this before).
'dick'+'emery'='DICK EMERY'

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