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Cloth News's first article gets enthusiastic following (7)


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'cloth' is the definition.
(nankeen is a kind of cloth)

'news's first article gets enthusiastic following' is the wordplay.
'first' indicates taking the first letters.
'article' becomes 'an' (indefinite article).
'gets' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'enthusiastic following' becomes 'keen' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
The initial letter of 'newss' is 'n'.

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(Other definitions for nankeen that I've seen before include "mustard colour" , "Chinese cotton cloth" , "Yellowish cotton cloth" , "Buff colour(ed cloth)" , "Durable yellow cotton fabric, originally from China" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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