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Neglected newspaper needs good editor (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ragged

Here is my best explanation:

'neglected' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'newspaper needs good editor' is the subsidiary indication.

'newspaper' becomes 'rag' (rag is a kind of newspaper).

'needs' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'good' becomes 'g' (abbreviation).

'editor' becomes 'ed'.

'rag'+'g'+'ed'='ragged'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ragged that I've seen before include "Played practical jokes - in tatters", "Teased; untidy; badly dressed", "Dressed in torn clothes", "Frayed or lacking smoothness", "Tattered and torn", "Torn or frayed, or lacking finish", "Threadbare", "Made fun of; tattered", "Shabby" and "Unevenly made".)

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