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Issue anaesthetic (6)

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I believe the answer is:

number

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Here is my best explanation:

This clue is a double definition.

'issue' is the first definition.

('number' can be a synonym of 'issue')

'anaesthetic' is the second definition.

(i.e. something that makes things numb)

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(Other definitions for number that I've seen before include "Mathematical value", "Is it sung", "issue of magazine", "No longer", "theme tune?", "(Symbol for) quantity", "Mathematical unit", "1,2,3, for instance", "Comparatively torpid" and "Symbol indicating how many".)

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