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Shocking extremes of lewdness in Big Brother ? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sibling

Here is my best explanation:

'brother ?' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'shocking extremes of lewdness in big' is the subsidiary indication.

'shocking' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).

'extremes of' says to hollow out the word (remove centre letters).

'lewdness' with its centre taken out is 'ls'.

'ls'+'in'+'big'='lsinbig'

'lsinbig' anagrammed gives 'sibling'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for sibling that I've seen before include "Close relative", "Brother or sister by the same parents", "Maybe brother", "Bro or sis", "A brother or sister", "Bro, perhaps", "Sister or brother" and "One's brother or sister".)

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