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American fascist geezer regularly escaping a place of confinement (4,5)


I believe the answer is:

ezra pound

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'american fascist' is the definition.
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'geezer regularly escaping a place of confinement' is the wordplay.
'regularly escaping' means one should take alternating letters (letters removed at regular intervals).
'place of confinement' becomes 'pound' (I've seen this before).
The alternating letters of 'geezer' are 'ezr'.
'ezr'+'a'+'pound'='EZRA POUND'

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(Another definition for ezra pound that I've seen is " American poet".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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