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Faded bucket, say (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pale

Here is my best explanation:

'faded' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'bucket say' is the subsidiary indication.

'bucket' becomes 'pail' ('pail' can be a synonym of 'bucket').

'say' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.

'pail' sounds like 'pale'.

This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for pale that I've seen before include "Containing little colour", "wooden post", "A bit of fencing", "Colourless", "Dim - wan", "With little colour", "livid", "Lightly coloured", "Light in colour" and "Stake, lacking colour".)

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