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Huge female trained in States (8)


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'huge female' is the definition.
'titaness' can be an answer for 'female' (I have seen 'Powerful female' mean 'titaness' so perhaps 'female' could also mean 'titaness'). I am unsure of the 'huge' bit.

'trained in states' is the wordplay.
'trained' indicates anagramming the letters (to train can mean to grow something into a shape).
'instates' with letters rearranged gives 'TITANESS'.

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(Other definitions for titaness that I've seen before include "Phoebe, say" , "immortal" , "ogre" , "big girl" , "Powerful female" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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