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Let go of a French assistant (6)


I believe the answer is:


'let go of' is the definition.
(unhanding is a kind of letting go of)

'a french assistant' is the wordplay.
'a french' becomes 'un' ('a' in French).
'assistant' becomes 'hand' (hand can mean a worker or employee).

(Other definitions for unhand that I've seen before include "Let go of, remove grasp" , "Physically let go" , "Release" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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