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Stop - I'm getting deep in trouble (6)


I believe the answer is:


'stop' is the definition.

'i'm getting deep in trouble' is the wordplay.
'getting' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'in trouble' is an anagram indicator.
'deep' is an anagram of 'pede'.

(Other definitions for impede that I've seen before include "Stand in the way of progress" , "Hinder, inhibit" , "Hinder, be obstructive" , "Delay; block progress of" , "Hold back" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Telegraph.
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