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City in South Africa has leading private eye (4)


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

'south africa has leading private eye' is the wordplay.
'south africa has' becomes 'sa' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'leading' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'private eye' becomes 'PI' (synonyms).
'sa' after 'pi' is 'PISA'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for pisa that I've seen before include "much-visited city" , "City in Tuscany" , "listed building site" , "Site of the famous leaning tower" , "There's a marked inclination here" .)

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