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A canoe I manoeuvred round group of Pacific islands (7)


I believe the answer is:


'pacific islands' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'a canoe i manoeuvred round group' is the wordplay.
'manoeuvred' is an anagram indicator.
'round' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'group' becomes 'a' (A is an example**).
'canoei' is an anagram of 'ocenia'.
'ocenia' going around 'a' is 'OCEANIA'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for oceania that I've seen before include "Large South Pacific region" , "Pacific island area" , "Pacific group" , "Orwell depicted at war" , "remote area" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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