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We possibly get rid of the unconventional (5)


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

'we possibly get rid' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'we' is present in the answer.
an anagram of 'rid' is 'ird' which is present in the answer.
No letters remain.
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(Other definitions for weird that I've seen before include "Strikingly odd or unusual" , "behaving erratically?" , "Unearthly" , "Quirky" , "Rum" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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