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I select new queen for English city (9)


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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).
'iselect' is an anagram of 'leicest'.

'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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