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Places seethe with excitement for this race (12)


I believe the answer is:


'this race' is the definition.
(steeplechase is a kind of race)

'places seethe with excitement' is the wordplay.
'with excitement' indicates an anagram (I've seen this in other clues).
'placesseethe' anagrammed gives 'STEEPLECHASE'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for steeplechase that I've seen before include "Race over fences" , "Running event over hurdles and water jumps" , "run?" , "Horse race with ditches and hedges" , "Horse race with jumps and ditches" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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