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Turns up broadcast, etc., on an old boat with bugs (8)


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'bugs' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'turns up broadcast etc on an old boat' is the wordplay.
'turns up' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'broadcast' becomes 'air' (to air on TV).
'on' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'an old boat' becomes 'ba' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'airetc' reversed gives 'cteria'.
'cteria' put after 'ba' is 'BACTERIA'.

'with' is the link.

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(Other definitions for bacteria that I've seen before include "Micro-organisms, often pathogens" , "Care a bit about these micro-organisims" , "Cabaret I perform badly for the tiny organisms" , "Single cell micro-organisms" , "Single-celled organisms" .)

I've seen this clue in the Irish Times (Crosaire) and The Irish Times.
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