To clarify any miunderstanding of my previous words on D. Record Xword of Sat. 24th April.
48D Portray:maybe Impersonate, or Mimic.
Mimic: maybe Imitate, or Take off.
Take off:maybe subtract or Deduct.
Hence: Portray, could answer be Deduct.
I know it is not the best answer, but do you have a better one to suit the letters available. We have had some "stoaters" before now, so please yourself, Happy Puzzling".
from Dan the man, C/nauld.