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Goal scorers needed top tucked into pants (8)


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'pants' is the definition.

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(Other definitions for knickers that I've seen before include "Garment (not to be twisted!)", "Elasticated undergarment", "Underwear - oh dear!", "Panties", "bother".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.