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Reportedly one departing for bar (5)


I believe the answer is:


'bar' is the definition.
(lever is a kind of bar)

'reportedly one departing' is the wordplay.
'reportedly' shows a homophone (sound like).
'one departing' becomes 'leaver' (someone leaving).
'leaver' is a homophone of 'LEVER'.

'for' is the link.

(Other definitions for lever that I've seen before include "Revel in lifting bar" , "Bar turning on a fulcrum" , "Purchase from bar" , "Bar operating machinery" , "Jemmy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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