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Small boy full of strange ideas for a dish (4,5)


I believe the answer is:

side salad

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Here is my best explanation:

'a dish' is the definition.

'small boy full of strange ideas' is the subsidiary indication.

'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'boy' becomes 'lad' (lad is a kind of boy**).

'full of' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'strange' is an anagram indicator.


'ideas' with letters rearranged gives 'idesa'.

'slad' enclosing 'idesa' is 'sidesalad'.

'for' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Another definition for side salad that I've seen is "Extra dish of lettuce, tomato etc?".)

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