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Stand in centre, roughly on left (7)


I believe the answer is:


'stand' is the definition.
(I know that lectern is a type of stand)

'centre roughly on left' is the wordplay.
'roughly' indicates an anagram.
'on' is an insertion indicator (as in clothing 'on' a person).
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'centre' anagrammed gives 'ectern'.
'ectern' placed around 'l' is 'LECTERN'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for lectern that I've seen before include "Speaker's stand" , "Slanted stand for a book" , "Support for bible in church" , "Church reading desk" , "Reader's stand" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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