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In the vanguard ought you to appear valiant? (7)


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'valiant?' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'in the vanguard ought you to' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'DOUGHTY' is hidden within 'vanguard ought you to'.

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(Other definitions for doughty that I've seen before include "Brave, resolute (arch.)" , "Stout-hearted, valiant" , "Fearless" .)

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