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Drive leaves member in poor lie (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

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

'member in poor lie' is the subsidiary indication.
'member' becomes 'mp'.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'poor' is an anagram indicator.
'lie' is an anagram of 'iel'.
'mp' inserted within 'iel' is 'impel'.

'leaves' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for impel that I've seen before include "Hold together", "Force forwards", "Constrain", "Oblige", "Drive or coerce", "Drive forward", "Goad", "Push", "Urge or propel" and "Urge or force to action".)

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