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Wind science? No way of doing it in African country (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

scirocco

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Here is my best explanation:

'doing it in african country' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't tell whether this works.

'wind science? no way of' is the wordplay.
'wind' becomes 'sciroc' (I've seen this before**).
'science?' becomes 'sc'.
'no' suggests deleting specific letters.
'way' becomes 's' (Compass direction - South).
'of' becomes 'o'.
'sc' with 's' taken out is 'c'.
'sciroc'+'c'+'o'='SCIROCCO'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for scirocco that I've seen before include "Dry hot dusty wind blowing from N Africa" and "Wind".)

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