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Wild lamenting - what a row! (9)


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'a row' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both acts as well as being singular nouns.
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'wild lamenting' is the wordplay.
'wild' is an anagram indicator.
'lamenting' anagrammed gives 'ALIGNMENT'.

'what' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for alignment that I've seen before include "Alliance" , "Arrangement in a straight line" , "Act of straightening" , "political position" , "Dressing" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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