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Male and female pair do the cooking, east of Channel island (13)


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'east of channel island' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'male and female pair do the cooking' is the wordplay.
'male' becomes 'm' (common abbreviation).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'female' becomes 'her' (I've seen this in another clue).
'cooking' is an anagram indicator (cook can mean to falsify or distort).
'pairdothe' with letters rearranged gives 'aphrodite'.
'm' put after 'her' is 'herm'.

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(Other definitions for hermaphrodite that I've seen before include "combines opposite qualities" , "Person having both male and female characteristics" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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