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Deal go wrong for pensioner? (3,3)


I believe the answer is:

old age

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

'deal go wrong' is the wordplay.
'wrong' is an anagram indicator.
'dealgo' with letters rearranged gives 'OLD-AGE'.

'for' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for old age that I've seen before include "Pensionable condition" , "Lego ad (anag)" , "Later part of life" , "State of very senior citizens" , "time of one's life!" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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