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Involved in songs, or did lyrics with some sleaze (8)


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'involved in songs or did lyrics with some sleaze' is the definition.
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'involved in songs or did lyrics with' is the wordplay.
'involved in' indicates a hidden word.
'SORDIDLY' is hidden in the letters of 'songs or did lyrics with'.

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(Other definitions for sordidly that I've seen before include "In a dirty way" , "Dirtily, squalidly" .)

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