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Suppress article containing nonsense about lieutenant (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

throttle

Here is my best explanation:

'suppress' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'article containing nonsense about lieutenant' is the subsidiary indication.

'article' becomes 'the' (**).

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

'nonsense' becomes 'rot' (I've seen this before).

'about' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.

'lieutenant' becomes 'lt'.

'lt' back-to-front is 'tl'.

'rot'+'tl'='rottl'

'the' placed around 'rottl' is 'throttle'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for throttle that I've seen before include "Valve to regulate the supply of fuel to the engine", "Strangle; fuel controller", "Accelerator - choke", "Strangulate", "Strangle the fuel valve", "Strangle; regulator valve", "Fuel-regulating valve in an engine", "Accelerator pedal", "Choke, strangle" and "Strangle with car pedal?".)

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