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Degree of protection for a chap in the shade (7)


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'the shade' is the definition.
(magenta is a shade of purple)

'degree of protection for a chap' is the wordplay.
'degree of' becomes 'maa' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'protection for' indicates putting letters inside (some letters go around or protect others).
'a chap' becomes 'gent' (both can mean a man).
'maa' placed around 'gent' is 'MAGENTA'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for magenta that I've seen before include "this might be an ink" , "Deep purplish red" , "Colour named after a bloody 1859 battle in Italy" , "fuchsia" , "Name tag (anag) - colour" .)

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