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American female — one employed as director? (5)


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'director?' is the definition.

'american female' is the wordplay.
'american' becomes 'us' (abbreviation for United States).
'female' becomes 'her' (I've seen this in another clue).

'one employed as' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for usher that I've seen before include "One who shows people to seats" , "He shows people to their seats in theatre" , "Doorkeeper in court of law" , "R and B star" , "Official doorkeeper or guide" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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