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Complains about a number of the shades (6)


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'the shades' is the definition.
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'complains about a number' is the wordplay.
'complains' becomes 'binds' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'a number' becomes 'L' (fifty in Roman numerals).
'binds' placed around 'l' is 'BLINDS'.

'of' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for blinds that I've seen before include "sun-block?" , "Window covers to hinder sight" , "Destroys sight of window covers" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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