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Takes out ads - first is one in French (7)


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'takes out' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'ads first is one in french' is the wordplay.
'ads' becomes 'plugs' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'first' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'is one in french' becomes 'un'.
'plugs' after 'un' is 'UNPLUGS'.

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(Another definition for unplugs that I've seen is " Takes out".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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