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A lot of stuff, I sense, can be sticky (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

glutinous

Here is my best explanation:

'be sticky' is the definition.

('glutinous' can be a synonym of 'sticky')

'a lot of stuff i sense' is the subsidiary indication.

'a lot of stuff' becomes 'glut'.

'sense' becomes 'nous' (nous is a kind of sense).

'glut'+'i'+'nous'='glutinous'

'can' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for glutinous that I've seen before include "not easy to shake off?" and "Sticky".)

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