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Cryptic clue man's provided for John Bull's ally? (5,3)


I believe the answer is:

uncle sam

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'for john bull's ally?' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'cryptic clue man's' is the wordplay.
'cryptic' is an anagram indicator (a cryptic or obscure order of the letters).
'cluemans' is an anagram of 'UNCLE SAM'.

'provided' is the link.

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(Other definitions for uncle sam that I've seen before include "Personification of the States" , "Embodiment of the USA" , "Iconic American male relative" , "America as a recruiting officer" , "Iconic male relative of USA" .)

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