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Timber producer occupied court, close to accused (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

satinwood

Here is my best explanation:

'timber producer' is the definition.

'occupied court close to accused' is the subsidiary indication.

'occupied' becomes 'satin' (a sit-in is a type of protest).

'court' becomes 'woo' ('woo' can be a synonym of 'court').

'close to' indicates one should take the final letters (the close/ending of).

The final letter of 'accused' is 'd'.

'satin'+'woo'+'d'='satinwood'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for satinwood that I've seen before include "Material valued for cabinetmaking" and "Indian tree".)

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