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America supports group position taken by yogis (5)


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'position taken by yogis' is the definition.
'lotus' can be an answer for 'position' (lotus is a yoga position). I'm unsure of the 'taken by yogis' bit.

'america supports group' is the wordplay.
'america' becomes 'us' (United States).
'supports' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (bottom letters provide a support for the top ones).
'group' becomes 'lot'.
'us' after 'lot' is 'LOTUS'.

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(Other definitions for lotus that I've seen before include "In myth, a plant whose fruit induced forgetfulness" , "Type of water-lily" , "Mythical fruit including stste of dreaminess" , "Sacred Egyptian water lily" , "Plant that mythically induces languor" .)

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