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Chase Australian into usual place (5)


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'usual place' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both locations as well as being singular nouns.
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'chase australian into' is the wordplay.
'chase' becomes 'hunt' (hunting is a kind of chasing).
'australian' becomes 'A' (common abbreviation).
'into' is an insertion indicator.
'hunt' enclosing 'a' is 'HAUNT'.

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(Other definitions for haunt that I've seen before include "A frequently visited place" , "Visit in spectral form" , "Keep appearing" , "Place regularly frequented" , "Frequent (a place)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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