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Still in charge after endless fluster (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'still' is the definition.
('static' can be a synonym of 'still')

'in charge after endless fluster' is the wordplay.
'in charge' becomes 'ic'.
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'endless' means to remove the last letter.
'fluster' becomes 'state' (both can mean a state of panic).
'state' with its final letter taken away is 'stat'.
'ic' after 'stat' is 'STATIC'.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for static that I've seen before include "disturbing thing", "Atmospheric disturbance", "Inert or passive, like some electricity", "Still - crackling on the radio", "Cast it (anag) - unmoving", "Noise caused by electrical interference", "Not in physical motion", "Still - type of electricity", "Lacking movement or action" and "Fixed".)

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