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Get to the top on Tyneside? (7)

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I believe the answer is:

scalene

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Here is my best explanation:

'get to the top on tyneside?' is the definition.

I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'get to the top on tyneside?' is the subsidiary indication.

'get to the top' becomes 'scale'.

'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'tyneside?' becomes 'ne' (region in North East of England).

'scale'+'ne'='scalene'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for scalene that I've seen before include "Unequal-sided (triangle)", "(Of triangle) with each side of a different length", "In such a triangle", "not having evenly matched sides", "(Of triangle) with no sides equal", "Neither equilateral nor isosceles", "Not equilateral", "Describing a triangle with unequal sides", "(Of triangle) having three unequal sides" and "Having no sides for a match".)

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