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Festival always having a Stone appearing in it (6)


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'festival' is the definition.
(Christian festival)

'always having a stone appearing in it' is the wordplay.
'always' becomes 'eer' (poetic way of saying ever).
'having' is an insertion indicator.
'a stone' becomes 'st' (abbreviation).
'appearing' becomes 'a' (this might be a standard abbreviation of which I'm unaware).
'in it' is an insertion indicator.
'eer' enclosing 'st' is 'ester'.
'ester' enclosing 'a' is 'EASTER'.

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(Other definitions for easter that I've seen before include "See art at this time of year" , "Festival after Lent" , "Time to parade" , "Monday of 1916 Rising" , "A terse sort of Spring festival?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sunday Times and The Times.
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