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Some loss of assigned seats (5)


I believe the answer is:


'seats' is the definition.
(sofa is a kind of seat)

'some loss of assigned' is the wordplay.
'some' indicates a hidden word (some of the parts of the word are used).
'SOFAS' can be found hidden inside 'loss of assigned'.

(Other definitions for sofas that I've seen before include "Couches" , "Upholstered seats for more than one" , "Long upholstered seats" , "Furniture" , "Lounges" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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