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Mavericks getting female to keep in good shape? (7)


I believe the answer is:


'mavericks' is the definition.
(maverick can mean a misfit or unorthodox person)

'female to keep in good shape?' is the wordplay.
'female' becomes 'miss' (miss refers to a young woman).
'to keep' is an insertion indicator.
'in good shape?' becomes 'fit' (I've seen this in another clue).
'miss' placed around 'fit' is 'MISFITS'.

'getting' is the link.

(Other definitions for misfits that I've seen before include "Those not suited to society" , "Their behaviour sets them aside from others" , "People in wrong place" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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