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Anxious in short time on river (8)


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'anxious' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'in short time on river' is the wordplay.
'short time' becomes 'sec' (I am not sure about the 'short' bit.).
'on river' becomes 'ure' (I've seen this in other clues).

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(Other definitions for insecure that I've seen before include "uncertain" , "Lacking self-confidence or assurance" , "Not firmly fixed" , "Fearful, unsafe." , "safe? Hardly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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