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Smells not right around opening of insect repellent (6)


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'repellent' is the definition.
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'smells not right around opening of insect' is the wordplay.
'smells' becomes 'odours' ('odour' can be a synonym of 'smell').
'not' suggests deleting specific letters.
'right' becomes 'r' (abbreviation).
'around' indicates putting letters inside.
'opening of insect' becomes 'i' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'odours' with 'r' taken away is 'odous'.
'odous' placed around 'i' is 'ODIOUS'.

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(Other definitions for odious that I've seen before include "Disagreeable" , "Loathsome and repugnant" , "Hateful, generally despised" , "Really hateful, abhorrent" , "Abominable, detestable" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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