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City is the best, it's said (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

leeds

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Here is my best explanation:

'city' is the definition.
(Leeds is an example)

'is the best it's said' is the wordplay.
'is the best' becomes 'leads'.
'it's said' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'leads' is a homophone of 'LEEDS'.

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for leeds that I've seen before include "Yorks city", "In city", "Industrial city of northern England", "West Yorkshire city", "Soccer team", "Team", "Yorkshire city - Kent castle", "British city and premier division football club", "English football team" and "City near Bradford".)

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