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Regarding child’s play (like Matilda, perhaps) by finales (4)


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'regarding child's play' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are adjectives. Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

'like matilda perhaps by finales' is the wordplay.
'finales' indicates one should take the final letters (I've seen 'finale' mean this).
The final letters of 'like matilda perhaps by' are 'EASY'.

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(Other definitions for easy that I've seen before include "in plentiful supply" , "Gentle - light" , "Simply achieved" , "Obliging; go carefully" , "Frederick Marryat's midshipman" .)

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