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Old guards about to get settled (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

agreed

Here is my best explanation:

'settled' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'old guards about' is the subsidiary indication.

'old' becomes 'aged' ('aged' can be similar in meaning to 'old').

'guards' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'about' becomes 're' (common abbreviation for 'with reference to'**).

'aged' going around 're' is 'agreed'.

'to get' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

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

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