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Five hundred wrongly laid off -- it's a bloomer (8)


I believe the answer is:


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

'five hundred wrongly laid off' is the wordplay.
'five hundred' becomes 'd' ('D' can be a synonym of 'five hundred').
'wrongly' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).
'laidoff' anagrammed gives 'affodil'.

'it's' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for daffodil that I've seen before include "Flower, emblem of Wales" , "Yellow spring flower beloved of Wordsworth" , "Popular yellow flower of spring - ask Wordsworth" , "Bloomer" , "Something yellow for spring" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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