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One who likes to scorn club first (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'one who likes to scorn' is the definition.

'club first' is the subsidiary indication.

'club' becomes 'iron' (iron is a kind of club).

'first' becomes 'ist'.


This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for ironist that I've seen before include "One using opposites to humorous effect", "One speaking with hidden meaning", "Quasi-satirical humorist", "Swift, for one", "One using a form of satire", "Satirical speaker", "Mark Antony when making speech" and "A contrary speaker".)


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