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Unruly girl was first to be questioned (7)


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'questioned' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'unruly girl was first' is the wordplay.
'unruly' indicates anagramming the letters.
'was first' becomes 'led' (to lead is to go first).
'girl' is an anagram of 'gril'.

'to be' is the link.

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(Other definitions for grilled that I've seen before include "Cooked under a flame" , "Cooked; interrogated" , "Cooked under flames" , "Cooked by radiant heat" , "Cooked - cross-examined" .)

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