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Lots provided in the outskirts of Paisley


I believe the answer is:


'lots' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'provided in the outskirts of paisley' is the wordplay.
'provided' becomes 'lent' (I've seen this in other clues).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'the outskirts of' suggests removing the centre (letters on the edges or outskirts are used).
'paisley' with its centre removed is 'py'.
'lent' inserted inside 'py' is 'PLENTY'.

(Other definitions for plenty that I've seen before include "Copiousness" , "Ample quantity" , "Many" , "A lot" , "More than enough" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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