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Dodgy Eastern pledge (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'pledge' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'dodgy eastern' is the subsidiary indication.

'dodgy' is an anagram indicator.

'eastern' is an anagram of 'earnest'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for earnest that I've seen before include "Sincere; enthusiastic", "Serious or heartfelt", "Oscar Wilde wrote ''The importance of Being . . . . . . . '' (7)", "Firm", "Oscar Wilde play 'The Importance of Being . . . . . . .'", "Serious - money deposit", "Serious, intent", "money put down", "Determined - heartfelt" and "Art deserving".)


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