May 2018 Slot 3 (Include or Exclude?) by Crowsman

Each clue contains two definitions, in either order. One defines the answer to be entered. The subsidiary defines another word equivalent to removing one letter from the answer. For example, “Game people working the land (9)” yields “game = PHEASANTS” to be entered, while the subsidiary is “people working the land = PEASANTS”, the letter H being removed. The 32 removed letters, when rearranged, spell MISTER STREET HELPED SOLE POOR PAUPER.

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