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Permit one to move after damaging allegations (7)


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Here is my best explanation:

'permit' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how one could define the other.

'one to move after damaging allegations' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'a'.
'to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (I've seen this in other clues).
'move' becomes 'ber' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'after' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'damaging allegations' becomes 'mud' (I've seen this before).
'a' put after 'bermud' is 'BERMUDA'.


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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for bermuda that I've seen before include "shorts originated here", "Islands in the north-west Atlantic", "producer", "The capital is Hamilton", "Island group in NW Atlantic", "Group of islands in West Atlantic - has notorious Triangle", "Producer of rum", "British colony, capital Hamilton", "NW Atlantic colony" and "British self-governing overseas territory in the North Atlantic".)

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