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Laid-back face (4)


I believe the answer is:

'face' is the definition.
(dial is a kind of face)

'laid-back' is the wordplay.
'back' says the letters should be written backwards.
'laid' back-to-front is 'DIAL'.

(Other definitions for dial that I've seen before include "feature of old phone?", "Select a telephone number", "Part of old telephone", "Watch face", "Calibrated face".)

I've seen this clue in Mirror.