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Stone lies around in Ireland (7,4)


I believe the answer is:

emerald isle

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Here is my best explanation:

'ireland' is the definition.
('Emerald Isle' can be a synonym of 'ireland')

'stone lies around in' is the wordplay.
'stone' becomes 'emerald' (I've seen this before**).
'around' indicates an anagram.
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'lies' is an anagram of 'isle'.
'emerald' inserted inside 'isle' is 'EMERALD ISLE'.


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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for emerald isle that I've seen before include "jewel of a place", "Name for Ireland", "Country", "divided country" and "where one might get whiskey".)

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