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Plans seem strange, following small church (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

schemes

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Here is my best explanation:

'plans' is the definition.
(scheme is a kind of plan)

'seem strange following small church' is the subsidiary indication.
'strange' indicates anagramming the letters.
'following' says to put letters next to each other.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'church' becomes 'ch' (common abbreviation).
'seem' is an anagram of 'emes'.
's'+'ch'='sch'
'emes' put after 'sch' is 'schemes'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for schemes that I've seen before include "Plans, plots, projects", "Plots and plans" and "''The best-laid ... o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley''".)

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