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One in cool air over squid (8)


I believe the answer is:


'squid' is the definition.
('calamari' can be a synonym of 'squid')

'one in cool air over' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'a'.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'cool' becomes 'calm' (I've seen this before**).
'over' is an anagram indicator.
'a' inserted inside 'calm' is 'calam'.
'air' is an anagram of 'ari'.

(Other definitions for calamari that I've seen before include "Mediterranean cooked squid" , "Squid prepared as food" , "Squid served as food" , "Battered squid rings" , "Dish of squid" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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