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Ban a professional writer (9)


I believe the answer is:


'ban' is the definition.
(I know that ban is a more specific form of proscribe)

'a professional writer' is the wordplay.
'a professional' becomes 'pro' (abbreviation).
'writer' becomes 'scribe' (scribe is a kind of writer).

(Other definitions for proscribe that I've seen before include "Exile" , "Denounce" , "Prohibit" , "Forbid; condemn" , "Ban" .)

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