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Obsequious and silly chap isn't coy (11)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sycophantic

Here is my best explanation:

'obsequious' is the definition.

('sycophantic' can be a synonym of 'obsequious')

'silly chap isn't coy' is the subsidiary indication.

'silly' is an anagram indicator.

'chap'+'isnt'+'coy'='chapisntcoy'

'chapisntcoy' is an anagram of 'sycophantic'.

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for sycophantic that I've seen before include "Fawning", "Servile, toadying", "Servile - like a crawler", "Toadying" and "Toadyish".)

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