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Article run by Sun about crime (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

arson

Here is my best explanation:

'crime' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'article run by sun about' is the subsidiary indication.

'article' becomes 'a' (example of the part-of-speech).

'run' becomes 'r' (cricket abbreviation).

'by' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'sun' becomes 's'.

'about' becomes 'on' (**).

'a'+'r'+'s'+'on'='arson'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for arson that I've seen before include "Incendiarism", "Be pettish", "Torching", "Act of a pyromaniac", "Sonar (anag.)", "matchplay, say?", "Crime of fire-raising", "Fire-lighting crime", "Crime of fire setting" and "Roans (anag)".)

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