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One handling goods in shop interrupted by woman and daughter (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stevedore

Here is my best explanation:

'one handling goods' is the definition.

'shop interrupted by woman and daughter' is the subsidiary indication.

I cannot really understand how this works, but

'woman' could be 'dore' and 'dore' is present in the answer.

The remaining letters 'steve' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.

This explanation may well be incorrect...

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for stevedore that I've seen before include "dock worker", "dock pay for him?", "One loads and unloads ships", "Worker who loads and unloads ships", "Docker", "one working in docks", "Dock-worker loads and unloads ships", "Dock worker", "One is employed at a dock to load and unload ships" and "he'll have loads on board".)

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