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Examine lads involved in naughty goings-on (8)


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'naughty goings-on' is the definition.
(naughty or disreputable deeds)

'examine lads involved' is the wordplay.
'examine' becomes 'scan' (scanning is a kind of examining).
'involved' is an anagram indicator (involved can mean confusing or complex).
'lads' is an anagram of 'dals'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for scandals that I've seen before include "they're disgraceful" , "Disgraceful situations" , "Disgraceful actions, subjects of talk" , "Clans sad, involved in notorious affairs" , "Malicious gossip" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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