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He composed the last letter in the catalogue (5)


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'he composed the last' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'letter in the catalogue' is the wordplay.
'letter' becomes 'z'.
'in the' is an insertion indicator.
'catalogue' becomes 'list' (I've seen this before).
'z' going into 'list' is 'LISZT'.

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(Other definitions for liszt that I've seen before include "Hungarian piano virtuoso, d. 1886" , "Famous composer" , "Hungarian composer,d. 1886" , "He scored" , "Hungarian composer, d. 1886" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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