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Detective: 'I tape every criminal' (7,3)


I believe the answer is:

private eye

'detective' is the definition.
(private eye is a type of detective)

'i tape every criminal' is the wordplay.
'criminal' is an anagram indicator.
'itapeevery' anagrammed gives 'PRIVATE EYE'.

(Other definitions for private eye that I've seen before include "Periodical" , "Freelance detective" , "50 today" , "investigator" , "Investigative satirical magazine" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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