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Lacking a centre of gravity? (12)


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'lacking a' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'centre of gravity?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'centre' could be 'heart' (synonyms) and 'heart' is located in the answer.
'gravity?' could be 'g' and 'g' is found within the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Another definition for lighthearted that I've seen is " Cheerful".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian and The Globe and Mail.
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