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American soldier reversing in vehicle that produces smoke (5)


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'produces smoke' is the definition.
'cigar' can be an answer for 'smoke' (smoke can mean a cigar). I am not sure about the 'produces' bit.

'american soldier reversing in vehicle' is the wordplay.
'american soldier' becomes 'GI' (informal term for a US soldier).
'reversing' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'vehicle' becomes 'car' (car is a kind of vehicle).
'gi' in reverse letter order is 'ig'.
'ig' put within 'car' is 'CIGAR'.

'that' is the link.

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(Other definitions for cigar that I've seen before include "Corona, eg" , "Havana, say" , "Smoked item" , "A roll of leaf tobacco" , "Rolled tobacco leaf for smoking" .)

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