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Colonel turns up with friend nearby (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

locally

Here is my best explanation:

'nearby' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'colonel turns up with friend' is the subsidiary indication.

'colonel' becomes 'col'.

'turns up' is a reversal indicator.

'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'friend' becomes 'ally' ('ally' can be a synonym of 'friend').

'col' reversed gives 'loc'.

'loc'+'ally'='locally'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for locally that I've seen before include "Within a particular area", "Nearby", "In the immediate neighbourhood", "Happening in neighbouring district", "In the surrounding area", "In the vicinity" and "Near home".)

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