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Unusual not to be well done (4)


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'unusual' is the definition.
(rare can mean unusual or odd)

'not to be well done' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'be' could be 'are' (I've seen this in another clue) and 'are' is found in the answer.
A single letter 'r' remains 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 rare that I've seen before include "having few matches?" , "Choice - lightly cooked - thin" , "Especially good" , "few and far between" , "little done?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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