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One partnering Fender to applaud century (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'one partnering fender' is the definition.
(Eric Clapton and the fender guitar)

'applaud century' is the wordplay.
'applaud' becomes 'clap' ('clap' can be a synonym of 'applaud').
'century' becomes 'ton' (both can mean one hundred of something).

'to' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for clapton that I've seen before include "Guitarist" and "Eric -, British guitarist".)

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