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A friend has new ideas for building a fence (8)


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'a fence' is the definition.
(I know that fence can be written as palisade)

'a friend has new ideas' is the wordplay.
'a friend' becomes 'pal' (pal can mean a friend).
'has' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'new' is an anagram indicator.
'ideas' anagrammed gives 'isade'.

'for building' is the link.
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(Other definitions for palisade that I've seen before include "Line of stakes as a defence" , "A side lap (anag)" , "means of defence" , "paling" , "Stockade" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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