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Being sly about me getting money, is distinctly fishy! (6)


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'fishy' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'being sly about me getting money is distinctly' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'me' is within the answer.
'money' could be 'l' (L can mean 'pounds') and 'l' is present in the answer.
'being sly' could be 'sly' and 'sly' is found within the remaining letters.
No letters remain.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for smelly that I've seen before include "With unpleasant odour" , "Off - humming" , "Stinking" , "Putrid" , "Odoriferous" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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