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Had nice duty to broadcast, as historian (11)


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'historian' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't judge whether this works.

'had nice duty to broadcast' is the wordplay.
'to broadcast' indicates an anagram (letters scattered or cast around).
'hadniceduty' anagrammed gives 'THUCYDIDEAN'.

'as' is the link.

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(Another definition for thucydidean that I've seen is " Relating to an early Greek historian".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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