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Horse galloped round circle (4)


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Here is my best explanation:

'horse' is the definition.
(roan is a kind of horse)

'galloped round circle' is the wordplay.
'galloped' becomes 'ran' (I've seen this in other clues).
'round' is an insertion indicator.
'circle' becomes 'o'.
'ran' enclosing 'o' is 'ROAN'.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for roan that I've seen before include "(Horse) white-sprinkled coat", "Type of 17's coat colouring", "Reddish-coloured horse", "nag", "Of horse, with coat sprinkled with white or grey hairs", "Horse with reddish-brown coat", "Nora (anag) - horse", "Horse with coat sprinkled with white or grey hairs", "Bay horse with white/grey hairs in its coat" and "Bay spotted".)

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