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Pallid little man, but in demand (6)


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'in demand' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'pallid little man' is the wordplay.
'pallid' becomes 'wan' (synonyms).
'little man' becomes 'ted' (Ted is a man's name. I am not sure about the 'little' bit.).

'but' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for wanted that I've seen before include "Required, needed" , "sought by police?" , "Wished-for" , "Desired, needed" , "Desired by police?" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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