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Get their mitts on the nest eggs! (6)

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I believe the answer is:

clutch

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'eggs' is the definition.
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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for clutch that I've seen before include "(Try to) grasp tightly", "Result of laying", "result", "Tightly grasp, eggs", "Grasp - eggs laid in nest", "Grip part of the car-engine", "Brood of chickens", "Grasp - eggs - car pedal", "Take hold of, grab" and "Get hold of".)

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