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Sloth unknown in East, captured by young woman (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'sloth' is the definition.

('laziness' can be a synonym of 'sloth')

'unknown in east captured by young woman' is the subsidiary indication.

'unknown' becomes 'z' (algebra).

'east' becomes 'e' ('E' can be a synonym of 'east').

'captured by' is an insertion indicator.

'young woman' becomes 'lass' (lass is a kind of young woman).


'zine' put within 'lass' is 'laziness'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for laziness that I've seen before include "Sloth", "Idleness" and "Indolence, sloth".)


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