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Animals ordered to rest (6)


I believe the answer is:


'animals' is the definition.
The answer is an example.

'ordered to rest' is the wordplay.
'ordered' indicates an anagram.
'torest' is an anagram of 'OTTERS'.

(Other definitions for otters that I've seen before include "Aquatic carnivores" , "Water animals with webbed feet and flat tails" , "web-footed creatures" , "Water animals with webbed feet and brown fur" , "Fish-eating mammals" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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