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King hates fancy red suit (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

hearts

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Here is my best explanation:

'red suit' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'king hates fancy' is the subsidiary indication.
'king' becomes 'r' (r is abbreviation for rex).
'fancy' indicates anagramming the letters.
'r'+'hates'='rhates'
'rhates' is an anagram of 'hearts'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for hearts that I've seen before include "Suit of cards", "Vital organs in the pack", "Cores", "Vital suit", "Playing-card suit", "Scottish footballers", "They beat", "Edinburgh football team - suit", "Red suit" and "Centres".)

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