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They gather firm repeatedly left escort adrift (10)


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Here is my best explanation:

'they gather' is the definition.

'firm repeatedly left escort adrift' is the subsidiary indication.

'firm' becomes 'co'.

'repeatedly' says to double the letters.

'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation**).

'adrift' indicates anagramming the letters.

'l' duplicated is 'll'.

'escort' with letters rearranged gives 'ectors'.


This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Another definition for collectors that I've seen is "They gather".)


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