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Many incline to be spotless (5)


I believe the answer is:


'be spotless' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'many incline' is the wordplay.
'many' becomes 'c' (C is the Roman numeral for l00).
'incline' becomes 'lean' (synonyms).

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for clean that I've seen before include "Free from dirt; well defined" , "Laundered" , "not polluted" , "Spick and span" , "Carrying no illegal drugs" .)

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