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Wanted man to anger detective (7)


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'wanted' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'man to anger detective' is the wordplay.
'man' becomes 'Des'.
'to anger detective' becomes 'ired' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

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(Other definitions for desired that I've seen before include "Wanted strongly" , "much wished for" , "Sought after" , "Had aspired to" , "requested" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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