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American monk with a halo that’s slipping (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oklahoman

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'monk with a halo that's slipping' is the wordplay.
'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'that's slipping' indicates an anagram.
'monk'+'a'+'halo'='monkahalo'
'monkahalo' with letters rearranged gives 'OKLAHOMAN'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for oklahoman that I've seen before include "from Tulsa?", "American" and "US resident".)

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