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Fish people oddly want? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pollack

Here is my best explanation:

'fish' is the definition.

(pollack is a kind of fish)

'people oddly want?' is the subsidiary indication.

'oddly' means one should take alternating letters.

'want?' becomes 'lack' (wanting is a kind of lacking).

The alternate letters of 'people' are 'pol'.

'pol'+'lack'='pollack'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for pollack that I've seen before include "Fish of the cod family" and "Food fish of the cod family".)

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