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Engineer’s wide corner (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

wangle

'engineer's' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'wide corner' is the wordplay.
'wide' becomes 'w' (abbreviation e.g. in cricket).
'corner' becomes 'angle' (I've seen this before).
'w'+'angle'='WANGLE'

(Other definitions for wangle that I've seen before include "Acquire by devious means" , "Obtain (something) by manipulation" , "Bring about by scheming" , "Obtain by being persuasive" , "Use craft to get" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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