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Complaint about Ma's hat (6)


I believe the answer is:


'complaint' is the definition.
(asthma is a medical complaint)

'about ma's hat' is the wordplay.
'about' is an anagram indicator.
'mashat' with letters rearranged gives 'ASTHMA'.

(Other definitions for asthma that I've seen before include "Distressing ailment affecting breathing" , "Breathing problem" , "Respiratory problem" , "Respiratory disease" , "Lung condition" .)

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