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Old guards about to get settled (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'settled' is the definition.

'old guards about' is the wordplay.
'old' becomes 'aged' ('aged' can be similar in meaning to 'old').
'guards' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'about' becomes 're' (regarding**).
'aged' enclosing 're' is 'AGREED'.

'to get' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for agreed that I've seen before include "ratified", "Okayed", "Approved", "Said yes", "Saw eye to eye", "Corresponded", "Tallied - reconciled", "Was consistent", "granted" and "acceptable".)

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