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Young Sidney put back inside; very, very silly (6)


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

'young sidney put back inside' is the wordplay.
'young sidney' becomes 'sid' (Sid is short for Sidney. I am not sure about the 'young' bit.).
'back' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'inside' indicates putting letters inside.
'put' reversed gives 'tup'.
'sid' placed around 'tup' is 'STUPID'.

'very' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for stupid that I've seen before include "Senseless" , "Very silly" , "bovine" , "Brainless" , "Irresponsible" .)

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