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Canter around in a state of abstraction (6)


I believe the answer is:


'a state of abstraction' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'canter around' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates an anagram.
'canter' is an anagram of 'TRANCE'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for trance that I've seen before include "Deep sleeplike state" , "Hypnotised state" , "Catalepsy" , "State of a medium in a seance" , "Canter into hypnotic state" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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