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I select new queen for English city (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

leicester

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Here is my best explanation:

'english city' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'i select new queen' is the wordplay.
'new' indicates anagramming the letters.
'queen' becomes 'er' (abbreviation for Elizabeth Regina).
'i'+'select'='iselect'
'iselect' is an anagram of 'leicest'.
'leicest'+'er'='LEICESTER'

'for' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for leicester that I've seen before include "English cheese, maybe red", "Elizabeth I's favourite", "At Richmond Palace a favourite", "East Midlands city, home of the National Space Centre", "royal favourite", "Kind of cheese", "Midland city", "Central English city; red cheese", "County town on the river Soar" and "City, Robert Dudley".)

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