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Cycle rickshaw carrying dean, say (6)


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'dean say' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't understand how they can define each other.

'cycle rickshaw carrying' is the wordplay.
'carrying' indicates a hidden word.
'CLERIC' is hidden in the letters of 'cycle rickshaw'.

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(Other definitions for cleric that I've seen before include "Clergyman" , "Churchman" , "Religious man" , "Priest, religious leader" , "One is in religious orders" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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