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I paid sentries for working -- people getting regular payments (13)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stipendiaries

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Here is my best explanation:

'people getting regular payments' is the definition.

'i paid sentries for working' is the wordplay.
'for working' indicates anagramming the letters.
'i'+'paid'+'sentries'='ipaidsentries'
'ipaidsentries' is an anagram of 'STIPENDIARIES'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Another definition for stipendiaries that I've seen is "People who are paid".)

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