Crossword Genius

Learnt to play the horn (6)


I believe the answer is:


'horn?' is the definition.
(antler is a kind of horn)

'learnt to play' is the wordplay.
'to play' is an anagram indicator.
'learnt' is an anagram of 'ANTLER'.

'the' is the link.

(Other definitions for antler that I've seen before include "Deer-horn" , "Stag horn" , "Branch" , "Deer's branching horn" , "Animal's extension" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard, The Mirror and The Sun.
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