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The bogus arrangement asked for (8)


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'asked for' is the definition.
'besought' can be an answer for 'asked' (I've seen this before). I'm not certain of the 'for' bit.

'the bogus arrangement' is the wordplay.
'arrangement' indicates anagramming the letters.
'thebogus' is an anagram of 'BESOUGHT'.

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(Other definitions for besought that I've seen before include "Entreated, begged" , "Asked" , "Earnestly entreated" , "Begged, pleaded with" , "Prayed" .)

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