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Ill at ease, throw a fit when forced to enter (6)


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'ill at ease' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Maybe you can see an association between them that I can't see?

'throw a fit when forced to enter' is the wordplay.
'throw' becomes 'shy' (shy is a kind of throw).
'when forced' indicates an anagram.
'to enter' indicates putting letters inside.
'fit' with letters rearranged gives 'ift'.
'shy' going around 'ift' is 'SHIFTY'.

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(Other definitions for shifty that I've seen before include "Evasive, not straightforward in manner" , "Suspicious-looking" , "Evasive, sneaky" , "Sly, shady" , "Sneaky and sly" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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