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I opt to work round a terrace (5)


I believe the answer is:


'terrace' is the definition.
('patio' can be a synonym of 'terrace')

'i opt to work round a' is the wordplay.
'to work' is an anagram indicator.
'round' is an insertion indicator.
'iopt' with letters rearranged gives 'ptio'.
'ptio' enclosing 'a' is 'PATIO'.

(Other definitions for patio that I've seen before include "yard" , "Place to sit" , "Where to put barbecue" , "Paved eating area adjoining house" , "Hard surface" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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