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Alternative locks king removed from hot dwelling (6)


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'dwelling' is the definition.
(I know that wigwam is a type of residential building)

'alternative locks king removed from hot' is the wordplay.
'alternative locks' becomes 'wig' (as in locks of hair).
'king' becomes 'R' (abbreviation of Latin rex).
'removed from' is a deletion indicator.
'hot' becomes 'warm' (synonyms).
'warm' with 'r' taken away is 'wam'.

(Other definitions for wigwam that I've seen before include "Tent of Native American Indian" , "Tepee" , "Tent-hut once used by native Americans" , "Amerindian home" , "Kind of tent formerly used by Native Indians" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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