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Drunk at closing, UK pilots join dance band from Germany (9)


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'drunk at closing uk' is the definition.
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'pilots join dance band from germany' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'pilots' could be 'raf' (Royal Air Force) and 'raf' is located in the answer.
'from' could be 'e' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'e' is located in the answer.
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(Another definition for kraftwerk that I've seen is " Electronic musicians".)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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