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Hat of one in lurid extremities (3)


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'hat' is the definition.
(lid can informally mean a hat)

'one in lurid extremities' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'lurid extremities' becomes 'ld' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'i' going into 'ld' is 'LID'.

'of' is the link.

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(Other definitions for lid that I've seen before include "Top crust of pie" , "Top or cover" , "Kind of cover, may be hinged" , "Cap or top for container" , "Hinged or removable cover as for bottle" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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