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Nurse accepting doctor's conclusion and direction (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'direction' is the definition.
(trend is a kind of direction)

'nurse accepting doctor's conclusion' is the wordplay.
'nurse' becomes 'tend' (I've seen this before).
'accepting' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'conclusion' says to take the final letters.
The last letter of 'doctor' is 'r'.
'tend' enclosing 'r' is 'TREND'.

'and' acts as a link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for trend that I've seen before include "General line of orientation", "Mode", "Prevailing tendency", "General direction or fashion", "Direction, tendency", "be all over Twitter, Instagram, etc", "Bias", "Fashion; general drift", "General direction of change" and "General direction in which something is developing".)

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