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Badgers wrestle or languish in the heat (7)


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'languish in the heat' is the definition.
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'badgers wrestle' is the wordplay.
'badgers' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen 'badger' mean this (the letters must be badgered or bothered)).
'wrestle' is an anagram of 'SWELTER'.

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(Other definitions for swelter that I've seen before include "Endure oppressive heat" , "Suffer oppressive heat" , "Be too hot; Gormenghast chef" , "Suffer when too hot" , "Endure great heat" .)

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