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Spent about a pound for cloth (5)


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'for cloth' is the definition.
(plaid is a kind of cloth)

'spent about a pound' is the wordplay.
'spent' becomes 'paid' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'a pound' becomes 'L' (abbreviation e.g. Lsd - pounds, shillings, pence).
'paid' enclosing 'l' is 'PLAID'.

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(Other definitions for plaid that I've seen before include "Tartan-pattern cloth" , "Scottish Highland fabric" , "piece of cloth" , "Scots cloth - Welsh party" , "party in Wales" .)

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