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People brought to Silver Lake for animal exhibition (9)

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I believe the answer is:

menagerie

Here is my best explanation:

'animal exhibition' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'people brought to silver lake' is the subsidiary indication.

'people' becomes 'men' (man is a kind of person).

'brought to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'silver' becomes 'ag' ('Ag' can be a synonym of 'silver').

'lake' becomes 'erie' (Lake Erie is one of the Canadian/US 'Great Lakes').

'men'+'ag'+'erie'='menagerie'

'for' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for menagerie that I've seen before include "Exhibited collection of wild animals", "Collection of wild animals in cages", "lots of animals", "[TENNESSEE WILLIAMS] work in part", "live collection", "Zoo", "where the occupants behave like animals", "Animals go in here", "place to keep animals" and "assembly".)

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