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Anticipated importing oddly less seafood (5)


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'seafood' is the definition.
(type of edible seaweed)

'anticipated importing oddly less' is the wordplay.
'anticipated' becomes 'due' ('due' can be similar in meaning to 'anticipated').
'importing' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'oddly' means one should take alternating letters (letters in the odd-numbered positions are used).
The alternate letters of 'less' are 'ls'.
'due' placed around 'ls' is 'DULSE'.


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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for dulse that I've seen before include "Seaweed", "Edible seaweed" and "Red-fronded seaweed".)

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