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Person who stops corporation circumventing employees' case (5)


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'person who stops' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'corporation circumventing employees' case' is the wordplay.
'corporation' becomes 'gut' (both can humorously mean belly fat).
'circumventing' indicates putting letters inside (I've seen this in other clues).
'case' suggests removing the centre.
'employees' with its centre taken out is 'es'.
'gut' placed around 'es' is 'GUEST'.

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(Other definitions for guest that I've seen before include "See 2" , "One receiving hospitality" , "who takes hotel room" , "Person receiving another's hospitality" , "Conjectured audibly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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