19. best friend comes round the close to give protection. 9 letters. last one needed.
still struggling with this one despite various suggestions. cannot quite see explanations. any more clues please? thanks.
The Celtic fringes of the UK use the word "Mucker" (derived from the Irish "mo chara") to mean a friend. I believe it is also used in NE England. The close of something is the "end". Put one word inside the other and you have a word meaning handkerchief.