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Lay to rest without royal standard (4)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'standard' is the definition.


'lay to rest without royal' is the subsidiary indication.

'without' suggests deleting specific letters.


'laytorest' with 'royal' removed is 'test'.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for test that I've seen before include "type of examination", "Trial; Hampshire river", "Examination; trial", "Experiment", "Sample", "Ward off", "big game", "Cricket match; try", "Match" and "criterion".)


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