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Commanding officer helping guards working in ceremony (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

coronation

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Here is my best explanation:

'ceremony' is the definition.
(coronation is a kind of ceremony)

'commanding officer helping guards working' is the subsidiary indication.
'commanding officer' becomes 'co'.
'helping' becomes 'ration' (I've seen this before**).
'guards' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'working' becomes 'on'.
'ration' going around 'on' is 'ronation'.
'co'+'ronation'='coronation'

'in' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for coronation that I've seen before include "Royal ceremony of 1953", "State occasion", "Ceremony of installing a monarch", "Enthronement", "street?" and "Crowning".)

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