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Seafood swindle requires private investigator (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

scampi

Here is my best explanation:

'seafood' is the definition.

(seen before)

'swindle requires private investigator' is the subsidiary indication.

'swindle' becomes 'scam' (scam is a kind of swindle).

'requires' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'private investigator' becomes 'pi' ('PI' can be a synonym of 'private investigator').

'scam'+'pi'='scampi'

(Other definitions for scampi that I've seen before include "Type of seafood", "Breaded prawns", "Dish of crustaceans", "Norway lobsters -- Dublin Bay prawns", "Fried seafood", "Large prawns cooked in batter", "Crumbed prawns", "Prawns, usually fried", "Fish dish, often in rings" and "Large sauteed prawns".)

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