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They reckon they'll hide in the long grass (6)


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

'reckon they'll hide in the long grass' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'reckon' could be 'add' (reckon can mean to calculate) and 'add' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'ers' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for adders that I've seen before include "at the zoo?" , "Mathematical snakes" , "Poisonous types" , "Do they deal with tots" , "Re Dad's snakes" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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