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Irregular way to get the horse out? (8)


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'irregular' is the definition.

'way to get the horse out?' is the wordplay.
'way to get' becomes 'st' (I've seen this in other clues).
'the horse' becomes 'unable' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'out?' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'st' placed into 'unable' is 'UNSTABLE'.

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(Other definitions for unstable that I've seen before include "Prone to change" , "Ban lutes (anag.)" , "Likely to collapse" , "Shaky" , "Not steady, volatile" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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