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Detective's anger about old man getting run down (9)


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Here is my best explanation:

'run down' is the definition.


'detective's anger about old man' is the subsidiary indication.

'detective's' becomes 'dis' (Detective Inspector).

'anger' becomes 'rage' (rage is a kind of anger**).

'about' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'old man' becomes 'pa' ('pa' can be a synonym of 'old man').

'rage' put after 'pa' is 'parage'.


'getting' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for disparage that I've seen before include "I grasped a change to belittle", "Belittle", "Belittled", "Scorn", "Run down", "Slight" and "run down".)


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