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Withdrawn train cut for engineering work? (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'withdrawn' is the definition.

'train cut for engineering work?' is the subsidiary indication.

'for engineering work?' is an anagram indicator.


'traincut' anagrammed gives 'taciturn'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for taciturn that I've seen before include "Of few words", "quiet", "tight-lipped", "Not talkative", "Reticent", "Uncommunicative, of few words", "Untalkative", "disinclined to speak", "Without saying much" and "Aloof".)


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