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Locate stand-in turning up in row (4-2)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bust-up

Here is my best explanation:

'row' is the definition.

(bust-up is a kind of row)

'locate stand-in turning up' is the subsidiary indication.

'locate' becomes 'put'.

'stand in' becomes 'sub' ('sub' can be a synonym of 'stand in').

'turning up' says the letters should be written in reverse.

'put'+'sub'='putsub'

'putsub' backwards is 'bustup'.

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for bust-up that I've seen before include "disagreement", "Serious quarrel/fight", "Argument finishing a relationship", "Quarrel, brawl", "Serious quarrel or fight (B, not D)", "Quarrel, possibly ending a friendship" and "Serious altercation".)

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