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Cromwell's bodyguard? (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

protector

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Here is my best explanation:

I believe this is a double definition.

'cromwell's' is the first definition.
(Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector)

'bodyguard?' is the second definition.
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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for protector that I've seen before include "Defender", "Box at Lord's say", "Patron" and "Guardian; regent".)

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