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Hotel near Arles is not finished on half of the quay popular with a comic figure (9)


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(Other definitions for harlequin that I've seen before include "Entertainer in diamond-patterned clothing" , "Commedia dell'arte clown" , "Pantomime character in a tight spangled costume" , "Traditional pantomime character" , "London rugby player" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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