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Perhaps man on stage embracing female is a rogue (10)


I believe the answer is:


'a rogue' is the definition.

'perhaps man on' is the wordplay.
'perhaps' becomes 'factor' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'man' becomes 'male'.
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'factor' after 'male' is 'MALEFACTOR'.

'stage embracing female is' is the link.
This may not be correct. Some or all of it may be part of another bit of the clue.

(Other definitions for malefactor that I've seen before include "culprit?" , "bad person?" , "One doing wrong" , "Criminal, evil-doer" , "Wrongdoer" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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