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Think shop needs rebuke (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

deliberate

Here is my best explanation:

'think' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'shop needs rebuke' is the subsidiary indication.

'shop' becomes 'deli' (deli is a kind of shop).

'needs' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'rebuke' becomes 'berate' ('berate' can be a synonym of 'rebuke').

'deli'+'berate'='deliberate'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for deliberate that I've seen before include "Planned", "Calculated - think carefully", "Done intentionally", "Intentional; think carefully", "Premeditated", "debate", "Cautious", "Done consciously", "Consider - intentional" and "Muse".)

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