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Travel back with husband, soak outside in disgrace here? (8)


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'disgrace here?' is the definition.
(someone in the doghouse is in disgrace)

'travel back with husband soak outside' is the wordplay.
'travel back with' becomes 'og' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'husband' becomes 'h' (abbreviation).
'soak' becomes 'douse' (synonyms).
'outside' indicates putting letters inside.
'ogh' going into 'douse' is 'DOGHOUSE'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for doghouse that I've seen before include "A disgraceful thing" , "for a boxer to get into?" , "where one is in disgrace?" , "Place for one in disfavour" , "Kennel (US)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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