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Club gets convict into hellish upset (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

shillelagh

Here is my best explanation:

'club' is the definition.

(shillelagh is a kind of club)

'convict into hellish upset' is the subsidiary indication.

'convict' becomes 'lag' (I've seen this in other clues).

'into' is an insertion indicator.

'upset' is an anagram indicator.

'hellish' is an anagram of 'shilleh'.

'lag' put within 'shilleh' is 'shillelagh'.

'gets' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for shillelagh that I've seen before include "Irish cudgel" and "Irish club".)

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