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Money bet on gorilla (10)


I believe the answer is:


'gorilla' is the definition.
(silverback is a type of gorilla)

'money bet on' is the wordplay.
'money' becomes 'silver' (as in pieces of silver).
'bet' becomes 'back' (I've seen this before).
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

(Another definition for silverback that I've seen is " gorilla?".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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