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Skinned seabird, unknown one, shown in international gallery (6)


I believe the answer is:


'international gallery' is the definition.
(Italian art gallery)

'skinned seabird unknown one' is the wordplay.
'skinned' says to take the centre.
'seabird' becomes 'puffin' (puffin is a kind of seabird).
'unknown' becomes 'z' (algebra).
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
The centre of 'puffin' is 'uffi'.

'shown in' acts as a link.

(Another definition for uffizi that I've seen is " Art gallery of Florence".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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