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Asks for searches on empty residence (8)


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Here is my best explanation:

'asks for' is the definition.

('request' can be a synonym of 'ask for')

'searches on empty residence' is the subsidiary indication.

'searches' becomes 'quests' (quest is a kind of search**).

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

'empty' says to hollow out the word (remove centre letters).

'residence' with its centre removed is 're'.

'quests' after 're' is 'requests'.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for requests that I've seen before include "Asks for", "Petitions", "Applies", "Supplications" and "demands".)

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