Crossword Genius

Victor’s opposition to new roles (5)

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I believe the answer is:

loser

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'victor's opposition' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe you can see an association between them that I don't see?

'new roles' is the wordplay.
'new' indicates anagramming the letters.
'roles' with letters rearranged gives 'LOSER'.

'to' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for loser that I've seen before include "Unsuccessful person", "one that's been left behind", "Flop", "An also-ran", "Non-achiever", "Failed competitor", "Defeated competitor", "lemon", "Non-winner" and "A failure, also-ran".)

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