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Comfortable situation for a professor (4,5)


I believe the answer is:

easy chair

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'a professor' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how they can define each other.

'comfortable situation' is the wordplay.
'comfortable' becomes 'easy' (similar in meaning).
'situation' becomes 'chair' (chair is a kind of situation).

'for' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for easy chair that I've seen before include "Item of furniture" , "Comfortable place to relax" , "ambitious professor avoids" , "nice spot to be in" , "source of comfort" .)

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