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I published one article for The National (7)


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'the national' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'i published one article' is the wordplay.
'published' becomes 'ran' (running is a kind of publishing).
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'article' becomes 'an' (indefinite article).

'for' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for iranian that I've seen before include "From Tehran, perhaps?" , "of Asian origin" , "from the Middle East" , "Tehran native, say" , "Native of modern Persia" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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