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He often assisted insane scientist dig for missing heads (4)


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'he' is the definition.

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(Other definitions for igor that I've seen before include "Stravinsky's first name" , "Stravinsky, perhaps" , "Prince --, opera by Borodin" , "Prince in Borodin's opera" , "Card game" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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