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Really hot cafe, door guards going around (2,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

de facto

Here is my best explanation:

'really' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'hot cafe door guards going around' is the subsidiary indication.

'guards' indicates a hidden word.

'going around' says the letters should be written backwards.

'otcafed' can be found hidden inside 'hot cafe door'.

'otcafed' reversed gives 'defacto'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for de facto that I've seen before include "In reality, actual", "In fact (Latin)", "Actual, though maybe not legal", "Actual, not legal (situation)" and "In fact (whether by right or not)".)

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