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Fix Liberal journalist dealt with (7)


I believe the answer is:


'dealt with' is the definition.
(to deal with something is to tackle or handle it)

'fix liberal journalist' is the wordplay.
'fix' becomes 'tack' (tacking is a kind of fixing).
'liberal' becomes 'l' (abbreviation).
'journalist' becomes 'ed' (short for editor).

(Other definitions for tackled that I've seen before include "Challenged head-on as in rugby" , "Confronted" , "Grappled with" , "dealt with" , "Intercepted (in soccer)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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