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Single cryptic clue

President's family happiest underground [8]

better cryptic clue for this after help in comments below

President's family is fictional creature [8]

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    $\begingroup$ (The definition part of a cryptic clue should be, well, a definition, something you might find as a clue in a traditional crossword puzzle. "Fond of Puzzling" might be a way to describe me but it's not a fair cryptic definition for me; among other things, "fond of Puzzling" is an adjectival phrase, so must clue something that's an adjective, not a noun. Define it, don't merely describe it.) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Apr 5 '18 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio - thanks so much for the helpful comment. I really appreciate it. I can thus see that 'President's family is reduced in stature' would also not be a good clue, but perhaps 'President's family is fictional creature' or 'President's family is a fantasy creation' is better. - and thanks again for the helpful comment. $\endgroup$ – tom Apr 5 '18 at 22:51
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I think the answer is

Trumpkin

Explanation

"President's family" could be interpreted as Trump kin.

Trumpkin is a dwarf from the Chronicles of Narnia series and dwarfs are generally skilled in mining (underground). This may be where we say they are happiest (think of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and how happy they were to work in the mine).

Alternatively, Trumpkin the character is one of the "Old Narnian" underground and membership of this underground movement allows him "to escape harassment from the Telmarine usurpers of Narnia" suggesting that it is where he would be the happiest

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  • $\begingroup$ How do you match the word "happiest"? $\endgroup$ – Saeïdryl Apr 5 '18 at 11:13
  • $\begingroup$ It seems, from the source provided, that membership of this underground movement allows him "to escape harassment from the Telmarine usurpers of Narnia" suggesting that it is where he would be the happiest. I've edited my answer to incorporate this. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 5 '18 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ Great job - you have the correct answer, but in the explanation rot13(gurer vf nabgure ernfba sbe 'unccvrfg haqretebhaq' nygubhtu V yvxr lbhe vagrcergngvba. gurer vf n (cbffvoyl fvzcyre) nygreangvir rkcynangvba.).... you are very close to 100% correct.. $\endgroup$ – tom Apr 5 '18 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino I don't see Trumpkin happy anywhere! Plus this kind of puzzle usually cut the beginning/middle/end of the solution between the terms (so maybe the first part is juste rot13("Gehzc")?) $\endgroup$ – Saeïdryl Apr 5 '18 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ Ok so to try to help finish this off - what is the 'answer', apart from being part of the underground??? $\endgroup$ – tom Apr 5 '18 at 13:28

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