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Uncontrollable oil gush — hot and revolting (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ghoulish

Here is my best explanation:

'revolting' is the definition.

'uncontrollable oil gush hot' is the subsidiary indication.

'uncontrollable' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).

'hot' becomes 'h'.

'oil'+'gush'='oilgush'

'oilgush' with letters rearranged gives 'ghoulis'.

'ghoulis'+'h'='ghoulish'

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for ghoulish that I've seen before include "Macabre", "Morbidly interested in death or disaster", "Morbid, horrible" and "Gruesome".)

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