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Black Country is boring (5)


I believe the answer is:


'boring' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'black country' is the wordplay.
'black' becomes 'b' (as in pencil classifications).
'country' becomes 'land' (synonyms).

'is' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for bland that I've seen before include "Mild and insipid" , "Dull - tasteless" , "Boringly characterless" , "Mild; dull" , "Unruffled but unstimulating" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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