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Irregularly run article on my old pants (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

randomly

Here is my best explanation:

'irregularly' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'run article on my old pants' is the subsidiary indication.

'run' becomes 'r' (cricket abbreviation).

'article' becomes 'an' (example of the part-of-speech).

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

'pants' is an anagram indicator (UK informal term for \'nonsense\' or \'rubbish\').

'my'+'old'='myold'

'myold' anagrammed gives 'domly'.

'r'+'an'+'domly'='randomly'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for randomly that I've seen before include "Without order", "In arbitrary order", "In haphazard manner" and "Haphazardly".)

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