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Jack Nicholson film set in Dresden? (9)


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'jack nicholson film' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'set in dresden?' is the wordplay.
'set' becomes 'china' (I have seen 'set of porcelain' mean 'china' so perhaps 'set' could also mean 'china').
'in dresden?' becomes 'town' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

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(Other definitions for chinatown that I've seen before include "Jack Nicholson film - I chant now (anag)" , "where Asians live" , "District where most are of Far Eastern origin" , "film by Polanski" , "Oriental area of a city" .)

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