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Volley in Oval's out of place! (5)


I believe the answer is:


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

'oval's out of place' is the wordplay.
'out of place' indicates an anagram.
'ovals' with letters rearranged gives 'SALVO'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for salvo that I've seen before include "Simultaneous discharge of artillery" , "A volley of shots, perhaps as salute" , "Broadside" , "A simultaneous salute of guns" , "Burst (of applause, insults, artillery etc)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph and The Guardian.
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