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Fruit squash almost covers it (6)


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'fruit' is the definition.
(I know that citrus is a type of fruit)

'squash almost covers it' is the wordplay.
'squash almost' becomes 'crus' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'covers' is an insertion indicator.
'crus' placed around 'it' is 'CITRUS'.

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(Other definitions for citrus that I've seen before include "it bears fruit" , "Fruits such as oranges or lemons" , "Describing lemons, for example" , "Fruit tree genus" , "Rustic (anag) - type of fruit" .)

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