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Goose in farm building disturbed Alec (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

barnacle

Here is my best explanation:

'goose' is the definition.

(barnacle is a kind of goose)

'farm building disturbed alec' is the subsidiary indication.

'farm building' becomes 'barn' (barn is a kind of farm building).

'disturbed' indicates anagramming the letters.

'alec' with letters rearranged gives 'acle'.

'barn'+'acle'='barnacle'

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for barnacle that I've seen before include "Marine crustacean (attaching to rocks, ships etc.)", "Sea creature - lean crab (anag)", "Crustacean attached to rocks", "A shellfish that sticks to hulls etc", "Hull resident (one who clings on)?", "Be carnal consuming this shellfish", "'Marine crustacean, attaches to a boat-hull (8)'", "Crustacean that adheres to ships' bottom", "Crustacean that attaches to submerged surfaces" and "Marine crustacean - European goose".)

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