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Lusty men try desperately to get into crack regiment (6)


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'lusty men' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being plural nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'try desperately to get into crack regiment' is the wordplay.
'desperately' is an anagram indicator.
'to get into' is an insertion indicator.
'crack regiment' becomes 'sas' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'try' is an anagram of 'tyr'.
'tyr' put inside 'sas' is 'SATYRS'.

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(Other definitions for satyrs that I've seen before include "Greek gods of woodlands" , "Roman woodland gods or lustful men" , "goat-like characters" , "Woodland deities who attended Bacchus" , "Woodland gods with goats' ears and legs" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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