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Remunerate retained staff? That's a travesty! (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

parody

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Here is my best explanation:

'a travesty' is the definition.
('parody' can be a synonym of 'travesty')

'remunerate retained staff?' is the wordplay.
'remunerate' becomes 'pay' (I've seen this before).
'retained' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'staff?' becomes 'rod' (I've seen this before).
'pay' going around 'rod' is 'PARODY'.

'that's' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for parody that I've seen before include "Travesty", "Take off", "a lampoon or comic imitation", "Satirical imitation", "Send up", "Burlesque", "Lampoon", "Humorous misrepresentation", "Spoof, lampoon" and "spoof".)

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