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Active fellow, he gets things done (5)

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I believe the answer is:

agent

Here is my best explanation:

'he gets things done' is the definition.

'active fellow' is the subsidiary indication.

'active' becomes 'a' (grammatical abbreviation).

'fellow' becomes 'gent' ('gent' can be a synonym of 'fellow'**).

'a'+'gent'='agent'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for agent that I've seen before include "Bond, e.g.", "One who acts for another", "Broker", "Person acting on behalf of another", "He or she acts for actors", "Spy; representative", "One acting on behalf of another", "Rep", "Performer's manager" and "Representative - means".)

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