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Leader of advance party in trouble (3)

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I believe the answer is:

ado

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Here is my best explanation:

'trouble' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'leader of advance party' is the subsidiary indication.

'leader of' says to take the initial letters.

'party' becomes 'do' (do is a kind of party).

The first letter of 'advance' is 'a'.

'a'+'do'='ado'

'in' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ado that I've seen before include "Flapping", "The commotion", "excitement", "stew is provided", "Flap", "Stir", "Trouble, fuss", "Play: 'Much ... About Nothing'", "carry-on" and "Commotion".)

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