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WhiffWhaff | 13:42 Mon 25th Jan 2021 | Crosswords
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10a Wrap local women up for abrupt fall in the countryside (4)

Two words need to be swapped in the clue. I have ?hap but not sure if I’ve done this correctly. Any help much appreciated.

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Whap is an abrupt fall, can't remember more details!
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Thank you, Neveracrossword. I’ll try and work backwards from that.
''[women] local [Wrap] up for abrupt fall in the countryside'' (letter is 'w') -
def 'abrupt fall (in the country' = dialect) from alt spelling of 'whop' in Chambers [W(omen)+'HAP' a Scots/E Anglian word for 'wrap up'].
...'local' is the other dialect indicator for the def.
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Thanks ProfessorMaisie, your explanation is incredibly helpful.

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