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Brooding in a chair (7)


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'brooding' is the definition.

'in a chair' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'in' is within the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for sitting that I've seen before include "Session of spiritualists or court" , "On a seat" , "such an easy target" , "Well placed" , "Being portrayed" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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