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Pest is lying in shade (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

nuisance

Here is my best explanation:

'pest' is the definition.

(seen before)

'is lying in shade' is the subsidiary indication.

'lying in' is an insertion indicator.

'shade' becomes 'nuance' ('nuance' can be a synonym of 'shade').

'is' placed into 'nuance' is 'nuisance'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for nuisance that I've seen before include "Troublesome and annoying person", "Troublesome thing", "One causing annoyance", "Bothersome pest", "Bothersome annoying person", "Thing causing annoyance", "Irritation or pest", "Pest or irritation", "Annoyance" and "Something which annoys".)

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