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Protected the elders all over the place (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sheltered

Here is my best explanation:

'protected' is the definition.

('sheltered' can be similar in meaning to 'protected')

'the elders all over the place' is the subsidiary indication.

'all over the place' indicates an anagram.

'the'+'elders'='theelders'

'theelders' with letters rearranged gives 'sheltered'.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for sheltered that I've seen before include "Took cover; protected", "Covered", "Protected or shielded", "Hidden", "safe from the elements", "Secluded", "in such accommodation?", "Protected from danger or bad weather", "Shielded" and "Safely tucked away".)

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