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Demolish large new English comprehensive (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'comprehensive' is the definition.
('general' can be similar in meaning to 'comprehensive')

'demolish large new english' is the wordplay.
'demolish' is an anagram indicator.
'new' becomes 'n'.
'english' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).
'largene' is an anagram of 'GENERAL'.


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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for general that I've seen before include "Of wide application", "Opposite of private!", "Usual; officer", "High ranking officer", "Lee perhaps", "top brass", "Sweeping", "Rank; all-inclusive", "Senior army officer" and "Common - army officer".)

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