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Praised, oddly, for anguish (7)


I believe the answer is:


'anguish' is the definition.

'praised oddly' is the wordplay.
'oddly' is an anagram indicator.
'praised' anagrammed gives 'DESPAIR'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for despair that I've seen before include "Complete loss of hope" , "A spider (anag.)" , "Lose heart" , "Feeling of hopelessness" , "Misery" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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