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In a way, love me to be in the show (7)


I believe the answer is:


'in a way' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'love me to be in the show' is the wordplay.
'love' becomes 'o' (love means zero in tennis).
'to be in the' indicates putting letters inside.
'ome' inserted inside 'show' is 'SOMEHOW'.

(Other definitions for somehow that I've seen before include "For an unknown reason; so who, me? (anag.)" , "In a way not yet specified" , "By unspecified means" , "In an unspecified way" , "By one means or another" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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