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Article in French press on poverty perhaps creates anger (6)

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I believe the answer is:

needle

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Here is my best explanation:

'anger' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'article in french press on poverty' is the subsidiary indication.

'article in french press' becomes 'le' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).

'on' says to put letters next to each other.

'poverty' becomes 'need' (need is a kind of poverty).

'le' after 'need' is 'needle'.

'perhaps creates' is the link.

This may not be right. Some or all of it may belong to another bit of the clue.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for needle that I've seen before include "Annoy by continuous criticism; stylus", "anger", "Pointer in a compass", "Sewing implement used to annoy", "Annoy by constant criticism", "An injection", "Irritate, goad", "Persistently annoy", "one of many on Christmas tree" and "Sewing tool".)

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