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Cloud of smoke, perhaps, under medical observation (7)


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'cloud' is the definition.
(I know that cloud can be written as obscure)

'of smoke perhaps under medical observation' is the wordplay.
'of' becomes 'o''.
'smoke perhaps' becomes 'cure' (I've seen this in another clue).
'under' says to put letters next to each other (below, in a down clue).
'medical observation' becomes 'bs' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'cure' after 'bs' is 'bscure'.

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(Other definitions for obscure that I've seen before include "Hazy or indistinct" , "Uncertain; indistinct" , "Not clearly expressed" , "Arcane" , "Unheard-of" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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