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Sets about Republican involved with hard copies (9)

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I believe the answer is:

printouts

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Here is my best explanation:

'hard copies' is the definition.

'sets about republican involved with' is the wordplay.
'sets' becomes 'puts' ('put' can be a synonym of 'set'**).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'republican' becomes 'r' (abbreviation).
'involved with' becomes 'into' (I've seen this before).
'r'+'into'='rinto'
'puts' placed around 'rinto' is 'PRINTOUTS'.

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for printouts that I've seen before include "Computer documents" and "Hard copies of computer documents".)

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