Friend who made Palgrave less solemn? (3)
I believe the answer is:
'friend who' is the definition.
'pal' can be an answer for 'friend' (pal can mean a friend). I am unsure of the rest of the definition.
'palgrave less solemn?' is the wordplay.
'less' is a deletion indicator.
'solemn?' becomes 'grave' (grave can mean solemn or serious).
'palgrave' with 'grave' taken out is 'PAL'.
'made' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for pal that I've seen before include "China" , "Bud" , "Friend (colloq.)" , "Crony" , "Mate, informal friend" .)