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I can report it improved, doctor (12)


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'doctor' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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'i can report it improved' is the wordplay.
'improved' indicates anagramming the letters.
'icanreportit' with letters rearranged gives 'PRACTITIONER'.

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(Other definitions for practitioner that I've seen before include "One involved in medicine, such as a GP" , "Professional person, esp. doctor" , "Trained professional" , "Person actively involved in a profession (especially medicine)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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