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Shed next to empty lighthouse, a grand edifice (6)


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'edifice' is the definition.
(I know that castle is a type of fortification)

'shed next to empty lighthouse' is the wordplay.
'shed' becomes 'cast' (shed can mean to discard or cast off).
'next to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'empty' says to hollow out the word (remove centre letters).
'lighthouse' with its middle removed is 'le'.

'a grand' is the link.
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(Other definitions for castle that I've seen before include "Man on board" , "Let sac be a chess piece" , "Stronghold - chessman" , "splendid house" , "E.g. Harlech, Beaumaris, Windsor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Everyman puzzle in The Observer.
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