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Administers straight self-starter (7)


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

'straight self-starter' is the wordplay.
'straight' becomes 'direct' (similar in meaning).
'self-starter' becomes 's' (this could be a standard abbreviation I've not previously seen).

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(Other definitions for directs that I've seen before include "Instructs" , "Administers" , "Manages" , "Controls film" , "Guides, actors say" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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