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Unknown on second team is eccentric (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

screwy

Here is my best explanation:

'eccentric' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'unknown on second team' is the subsidiary indication.

'unknown' becomes 'y' (algebra).

'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'second' becomes 's' (common abbreviation).

'team' becomes 'crew' (crew is a kind of team**).

's'+'crew'='screw'

'y' after 'screw' is 'screwy'.

'is' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for screwy that I've seen before include "Slightly mad", "like a prison officer?", "slightly mad", "weird", "Crazy", "Odd, eccentric", "Off one's rocker", "Daft (with a thread?)", "cuckoo?" and "Eccentric".)

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