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Agent gets tie-up, that's impressive show (7)


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'that's impressive show' is the definition.
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'agent gets tie-up' is the wordplay.
'agent' becomes 'spy' (spy is a kind of agent).
'gets' means one lot of letters goes inside another (gets can mean captures or absorbs).
'tie up' becomes 'lash' (I've seen this in another clue).
'spy' enclosing 'lash' is 'SPLASHY'.

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(Other definitions for splashy that I've seen before include "Ostentatious" , "catching crabs?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Hindu.
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