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Giving a home to a girl (5)


I believe the answer is:


'girl' is the definition.

'giving a home to a' is the wordplay.
'giving' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'a home' becomes 'nest' (a bird's home).
'nest' put next to 'a' is 'NESTA'.

(Other definitions for nesta that I've seen before include "woman" , "girl" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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