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Smear nation state (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'smear nation state' is the definition.

'grease' can be an answer for 'smear' (thesaurus). I am not sure about the 'nation state' bit.

'smear nation state' is the subsidiary indication.

'smear nation' becomes 'gr' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'state' becomes 'ease' (ease is a kind of state).


This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for grease that I've seen before include "-- gun; -- monkey", "Fully aware, astonished", "Musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John", "'Thick, fatty oil (6)'", "Lubricate - musical", "Film with Travolta and Newton-John", "Musical that sounds like a country", "Rock musical", "Oil" and "Fat, film".)


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