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In spite of how most modern stadiums are built? (15)


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'in spite' is the definition.

'of how most modern stadiums are built?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'of' could be 'o' and 'o' is found within the answer.
'modern' could be 'in' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'in' is located in the answer.
'are' could be 'a' (short for 'are', historical unit of measurement) and 'a' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for notwithstanding that I've seen before include "anyway" , "... in spite" , "Although" , "Even so" , "yet" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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