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Tool, visibly sore, covered in soap (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'covered in soap' is the definition.

'tool visibly sore' is the subsidiary indication.

'tool' becomes 'lathe'.

'visibly sore' becomes 'red'.


This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for lathered that I've seen before include "Created a froth" and "Soaped as for shaving".)


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