Crossword Genius

Plague in spleen etc, I suspect (10)


I believe the answer is:


'plague' is the definition.
('pestilence' can be a synonym of 'plague')

'spleen etc i suspect' is the wordplay.
'suspect' is an anagram indicator.
'spleenetci' anagrammed gives 'PESTILENCE'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for pestilence that I've seen before include "Fatal epidemic disease" , "that'll plague you" , "Epidemic disease with a high death rate" , "it's an agent of evil" , "dire horseman?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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