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Withdrawn train cut for engineering work? (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

taciturn

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'withdrawn' is the definition.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.

'train'+'cut'='traincut'

'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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