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Beef? Older relative eats duck (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

groan

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Here is my best explanation:

'beef?' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'older relative eats duck' is the subsidiary indication.

'older relative' becomes 'gran' (I've seen this before**).

'eats' is an insertion indicator.

'duck' becomes 'o'.

'gran' enclosing 'o' is 'groan'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for groan that I've seen before include "Sound of pain or despair", "Grumble", "Cry of pain or despair", "Organ (anag) - lament", "See 18 Down", "Moan, grumble", "Sound pained; Gormenghast earldom", "Complaint", "complain" and "Titus -- (Mervyn Peake)".)

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