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Quiet year in unusual city post - one won’t work for dictator (4,6)

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copy typist

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'one won't work for dictator' is the definition.

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'quiet year in unusual city post' is the subsidiary indication.

'quiet' becomes 'p' (music symbol for 'piano').

'year' becomes 'y'.

'in' is an insertion indicator.

'unusual' is an anagram indicator.

'p'+'y'='py'

'city'+'post'='citypost'

'citypost' is an anagram of 'cotypist'.

'py' going into 'cotypist' is 'copytypist'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Another definition for copy typist that I've seen is "one used to transcribe documents".)

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