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Parking in exotic Mali next to a leaping antelope (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

impala

Here is my best explanation:

'leaping antelope' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'parking in exotic mali next to a' is the subsidiary indication.

'parking' becomes 'p'.

'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'exotic' is an anagram indicator.

'next' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (I've seen this in other clues).

'mali'+'a'='malia'

'malia' with letters rearranged gives 'imala'.

'p' going within 'imala' is 'impala'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for impala that I've seen before include "One regularly browsing", "leaping creature", "runner and long jumper from Africa", "prodigious bounder", "Animal", "graceful African runner", "African resident", "horned beast", "Species of African antelope" and "Big game".)

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