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The Spanish one crippled in Egyptian village (2,7)


I believe the answer is:

el alamein

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'village' is the definition.
(I know that El Alamein is a village)

'the spanish one crippled in' is the wordplay.
'the spanish' becomes 'el' ('the' in Spanish).
'one' becomes 'a' (a thing is one thing).
'crippled' becomes 'lame' (synonyms).
'el'+'a'+'lame'+'in'='EL ALAMEIN'

'egyptian' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for el alamein that I've seen before include "victory" , "Place in Egypt where Montgomery defeated Rommel" , "North African World War two battle" , "North African WW2 battle site" , "WWII battle" .)

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