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Again makes concessions, as does a backer? (7)


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'does a backer?' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'again makes concessions' is the wordplay.
'again' becomes 're'.
'makes concessions' becomes 'cedes' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'as' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for recedes that I've seen before include "Withdraws" , "Subsides" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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