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Crooked — right in an odd way (4)


I believe the answer is:


'crooked' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'right in an odd way' is the wordplay.
'right' becomes 'r' (common abbreviation).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'an odd' indicates an anagram.
'way' is an anagram of 'awy'.
'r' put into 'awy' is 'AWRY'.

(Other definitions for awry that I've seen before include "the wrong direction" , "Crooked, twisted to one side" , "Not functioning properly" , "Cockeyed" , "Distorted, crooked" .)

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