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One inquisitive policeman by corpse (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

busybody

Here is my best explanation:

'one inquisitive' is the definition.

(someone who is inquisitive)

'policeman by corpse' is the subsidiary indication.

'policeman' becomes 'busy' (informal UK term for a police officer).

'by' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'corpse' becomes 'body' (I've seen this before).

'busy'+'body'='busybody'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for busybody that I've seen before include "A meddlesome person, certainly not idle", "Meddler", "Nosy Parker", "Meddlesome person", "A meddlesome interfering person", "Person who meddles in the affairs of others", "Meddlesome type", "Nosy parker", "Proactive meddler" and "Prying person".)

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