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College to attempt to suppress article as a whole (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

unitary

Here is my best explanation:

'a whole' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'college to attempt to suppress article' is the subsidiary indication.

'college' becomes 'uni' (I've seen this in other clues**).

'to attempt' becomes 'try' ('try' can be a synonym of 'attempt').

'to suppress' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'article' becomes 'a' (example of the part-of-speech).

'try' enclosing 'a' is 'tary'.

'uni'+'tary'='unitary'

'as' is the link.

(Another definition for unitary that I've seen is "Single; uniform".)

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