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A send-up on board produces melancholy (7)


I believe the answer is:


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

'a send-up on board' is the wordplay.
'up' indicates anagramming the letters (letters get chucked up).
'on board' becomes 'ss' (I've seen this in other clues).
'asend' with letters rearranged gives 'sadne'.

'produces' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for sadness that I've seen before include "Gloom" , "Misery" , "blues" , "Depression" , "Dolour" .)

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