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Destroy Scottish island — no small island (4)


I believe the answer is:


'destroy' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'scottish island no small island' is the wordplay.
'scottish island' becomes 'islay' (island of the Hebrides).
'no' is a deletion indicator.
'small island' becomes 'i' (abbreviation or 'small' form for island).
'islay' with 'i' taken out is 'SLAY'.

(Other definitions for slay that I've seen before include "Fatally hit" , "Massacre" , "Kill with premeditation" , "Kill, murder" , "Destroy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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