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Spots cane construction (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

acne

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Here is my best explanation:

'spots' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'cane construction' is the wordplay.
'construction' is an anagram indicator (answer constructed from certain letters).
'cane' with letters rearranged gives 'ACNE'.

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(Other definitions for acne that I've seen before include "Facial spots", "Complaint", "Skin condition of adolescence", "Spots", "Skin disorder", "Adolescent skin disease", "Teenage spots", "Skin disease", "Spotty skin condition" and "(Inflammation causing) spots".)

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