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Rinse off residue of fire in vacant Wichita street (4,4)


I believe the answer is:

wash away

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'rinse off' is the definition.
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'residue of fire in vacant wichita street' is the wordplay.
'residue of fire' becomes 'ash' (I've seen this before).
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'vacant' means to remove the middle letters (a vacant or emptied out form of the word).
'street' becomes 'way' (road way).
'wichita' with its middle taken out is 'wa'.
'ash' put into 'wa' is 'washa'.

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