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Theban king about to rip off trousers (5)

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I believe the answer is:

creon

Here is my best explanation:

'theban king' is the definition.

(figure of Greek myth)

'about to rip off trousers' is the subsidiary indication.

'about' becomes 're' (regarding**).

'to rip off' becomes 'con' (conning is a kind of ripping off).

'trousers' is an insertion indicator (to trouser can mean to contain or hold).

're' placed inside 'con' is 'creon'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian
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