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Magic Circle: sect must include foremost of conjurors (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

occult

Here is my best explanation:

'magic' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'circle sect must include foremost of conjurors' is the subsidiary indication.

'circle' becomes 'o'.

'sect' becomes 'cult' (I've seen this in other clues).

'must include' indicates putting letters inside.

'foremost of' indicates taking the first letters.

The initial letter of 'conjurors' is 'c'.

'cult' enclosing 'c' is 'ccult'.

'o'+'ccult'='occult'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for occult that I've seen before include "Mysticism", "Mysterious", "Secret - mysterious", "Involving the supernatural, mystical", "Secret, esoteric", "To do with the supernatural", "Esoteric, magical", "Involving supernatural phenomena", "Mystic" and "Hidden - paranormal".)

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