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They may be found in a creel squirming (4)


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'they' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are plural nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'found in a creel squirming' is the wordplay.
'found in' indicates a hidden word.
'EELS' is hidden within 'creel squirming'.

'may be' is the link.

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(Other definitions for eels that I've seen before include "Fish (that may be jellied)" , "Jellied --, traditional dish" , "Slippery types" , "Long, fleshy fish" , "Elongated fish" .)

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