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A non-professional analysis of dreams Brown is about to give (9)


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'a non-professional analysis' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how they can define each other.

'dreams brown is about to give' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
an anagram of 'dreams' is 'radesm' which is located in the answer.
'brown' could be 'tan' (tan is a kind of brown) and 'tan' is present in the leftover letters.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'of' is the link.

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(Other definitions for tradesman that I've seen before include "Dealer" , "Shopkeeper; skilled mechanic" , "Skilled worker; shopkeeper" , "Small businessman" , "Small-scale businessman" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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