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Hurry to wrap daughter in coat (4)


I believe the answer is:


'coat' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'hurry to wrap daughter' is the wordplay.
'hurry' becomes 'hie' (historical word meaning go quickly or hasten).
'to wrap' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'daughter' becomes 'd' (genealogical abbreviation).
'hie' placed around 'd' is 'HIDE'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for hide that I've seen before include "mask" , "Keep out of sight" , "Tanned skin of an animal" , "A flower; an instrument" , "cloak" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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