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

Ross

I believe the answer is:

scirocco

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 judge whether this works.

'wind science? no way of' is the subsidiary indication.

'wind' becomes 'sciroc' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).

'science?' becomes 'sc'.

'no' is a deletion indicator.

'way' becomes 's' (Compass direction - South).

'of' becomes 'o'.

'sc' with 's' removed is 'c'.

'sciroc'+'c'+'o'='scirocco'

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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