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Wants river to flow round between poles (5)


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'wants river' is the definition.
'needs' can be an answer for 'wants' ('need' can be a synonym of 'want'). I am not certain of the 'river' bit.

'flow round between poles' is the wordplay.
'flow round' becomes 'eed' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'between' is an insertion indicator.
'poles' becomes 'NS' (North and South poles).
'eed' placed within 'ns' is 'NEEDS'.

'to' acts as a link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for needs that I've seen before include "Wants, requires" , "What is required" , "Necessities" , "Calls for" , "shopping-list, say" .)

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