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Advertise post, a dishonest scheme (3-2,3)


I believe the answer is:

put-up job

'a dishonest scheme' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'advertise post' is the wordplay.
'advertise' becomes 'put up' (as in putting up a sign).
'post' becomes 'job' (I've seen this before).
'putup'+'job'='PUT-UP JOB'

(Other definitions for put-up job that I've seen before include "Dishonest scheme" , "Prearranged underhand deceitful enterprise" , "Deception arranged in advance" , "sham!" , "Prearranged scam" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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