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Actually working as a doctor (2,8)


I believe the answer is:

in practice

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

'working as a doctor' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'as' could be 'in' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'in' is located in the answer.
'a' is within the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Another definition for in practice that I've seen is " Actually".)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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