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That man caught cold touring island, getting feverish (6)

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I believe the answer is:

hectic

Here is my best explanation:

'feverish' is the definition.

('hectic' can be a synonym of 'feverish')

'that man caught cold touring island' is the subsidiary indication.

'that man' becomes 'he' (**).

'caught' becomes 'ct'.

'cold' becomes 'c'.

'touring' indicates putting letters inside.

'island' becomes 'i'.

'ct'+'c'='ctc'

'ctc' going around 'i' is 'ctic'.

'he'+'ctic'='hectic'

'getting' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for hectic that I've seen before include "Frantic, busy", "Involving feverish activity, flushed", "Chaotic or feverish", "in a rush", "'Extremely busy, rushed (6)'", "Frantically active", "Bustling", "With feverish activity", "Feverish" and "particularly busy".)

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