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Stop female artist wearing check (7)


I believe the answer is:


'stop' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'female artist wearing check' is the wordplay.
'female' becomes 'f' (abbreviation).
'artist' becomes 'RA' (Royal Academician, member of Royal Academy of Arts).
'wearing' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'check' becomes 'rein' (both can mean to control or limit).
'fra' inserted into 'rein' is 'REFRAIN'.

(Other definitions for refrain that I've seen before include "Chorus of a song" , "Much repeated saying" , "Kindly desist - from song?" , "Forbear from chorus?" , "Main theme" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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