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Asked for a search to be made, in the grass (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'asked for' is the definition.
('request' can be a synonym of 'ask for')

'a search to be made in the grass' is the subsidiary indication.
'a search' becomes 'quest' (quest is a kind of search).
'to be made in' indicates putting letters inside.
'the grass' becomes 'reed' (I've seen this in other clues).
'quest' placed into 'reed' is 'requested'.


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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Another definition for requested that I've seen is "Asked for".)

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