Crossword Genius

City has new actors in new production of Lear (9)


I believe the answer is:


'city' is the definition.
(Lancaster is an example)

'new actors in new production of lear' is the wordplay.
'new' becomes 'n'.
'actors' becomes 'cast' (I've seen this before).
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'new production of' indicates anagramming the letters.
'lear' anagrammed gives 'laer'.
'ncast' placed inside 'laer' is 'LANCASTER'.

'has' is the link.

(Other definitions for lancaster that I've seen before include "Say Crouchback" , "John of Gaunt?" , "Duke" , "9 [HOUSE]" , "high flyer?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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