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New pine kitchen? An awful bore (4,2,3,4)


I believe the answer is:

pain in the neck

Here is my best explanation:

'bore' is the definition.


'new pine kitchen? an awful' is the subsidiary indication.

'new' becomes 'n'.

'an' becomes 'a'.

'awful' indicates an anagram.


'npinekitchena' is an anagram of 'painintheneck'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for pain in the neck that I've seen before include "Headache", "Troublesome person or thing", "Very tiresome person or thing", "Really annoying person", "Torticollis", "bind", "Bothersome annoying person", "Annoyance (colloq.)" and "Persistently difficult person or thing (caused by a whiplash?)".)


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