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A fault that makes me tired (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a fault' is the definition.
('demerit' can be a synonym of 'fault')

'makes me tired' is the wordplay.
'makes' indicates anagramming the letters.
'metired' anagrammed gives 'DEMERIT'.

'that' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for demerit that I've seen before include "Feature deserving censure", "Fault, defect", "Mark given for a fault", "Conduct that deserves censure", "Something deserving censure".)

I've seen this clue in Evening Standard.
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