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Short dress wearing good looking girl will detract (8)


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'detract' is the definition.

'short dress wearing good looking girl will' is the wordplay.
'short dress' becomes 'mini' (I have seen 'Short dress' mean 'mini' so perhaps 'dress' could also mean 'mini'; 'short' suggests an abbreviation).
'wearing' is an insertion indicator.
'good looking girl will' becomes 'dish' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'mini' put into 'dish' is 'DIMINISH'.

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(Other definitions for diminish that I've seen before include "Make smaller or less" , "make shorter" , "Contract" , "Diet" , "Make less with mini dish" .)

I've seen this clue in The Hindu.
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