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Irish author finding happiness, having Catholic education initially (5)


I believe the answer is:


'irish author' is the definition.
(novelist James Joyce)

'happiness having catholic education initially' is the wordplay.
'happiness' becomes 'joy' (I've seen this in another clue).
'having' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'initially' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letters of 'catholic education' is 'ce'.

'finding' is the link.

(Other definitions for joyce that I've seen before include "James --, Irish writer" , "lady" , "James . . . . ., great Irish novelist" , "dictator's spokesman" , "James ---, Irish modernist author" .)

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