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Lynn's upset about hole in her stockings (6)


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

'lynn's upset about hole' is the wordplay.
'upset' indicates an anagram.
'about' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'hole' becomes 'O'.
'lynns' is an anagram of 'nylns'.
'nylns' going around 'o' is 'NYLONS'.

'in her' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for nylons that I've seen before include "Silk-like stockings" , "Women's stockings made of synthetic material" , "Sheer stockings for women" , "Women's stockings made from a sheer material" , "Hose" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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