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Pat leaves part-time type of joint when cornered? (5)

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I believe the answer is:

mitre

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'joint when cornered?' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.

'pat leaves part-time type' is the wordplay.
'leaves' indicates named letters should be taken away.
'type' indicates an anagram.
'part'+'time'='parttime'
'parttime' with 'pat' removed is 'rtime'.
'rtime' is an anagram of 'MITRE'.

'of' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for mitre that I've seen before include "A bishop's headgear", "item", "Type of joint - bishop's hat", "A bishop's tall hat", "Merit (anag.)", "symbol of ecclesiastical authority", "Kind of joint", "Joint - bishop's hat", "What a bishop may have on" and "Item of headgear".)

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