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Nuisances for the viewers left out of formats (5)

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I believe the answer is:

styes

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'formats' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are plural nouns, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

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This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for styes that I've seen before include "gatherings", "Problems seeing", "They make it difficult to see", "Pig pens", "Eyesores", "Eye infections", "Eye troubles", "Swellings" and "Eyelid swellings".)

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