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Pit railway sat on by working dog (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'pit' is the definition.

('colliery' can be a synonym of 'pit')

'railway sat on by working dog' is the subsidiary indication.

'railway' becomes 'ry'.

'sat on by' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'working dog' becomes 'collie' (collie is a kind of working dog).

'ry' after 'collie' is 'colliery'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for colliery that I've seen before include "A coalmine and its buildings", "Mining complex", "Pit", "Coal-mining establishment", "Coal mine", "Coalmine and surrounding buildings", "Where a coalminer goes to work", "Grimethorpe?" and "Mine".)


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