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Idiot might see new pay cut work both ways (10)


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

'work both ways' is the wordplay.
'work' becomes 'nincom' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'both ways' becomes 'poop'.

'might see new pay cut' is the link.
I am not very happy about this link. Some or all of it may belong to another bit of the clue.

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(Other definitions for nincompoop that I've seen before include "dunce" , "Idiot" , "Wally" , "Twit" , "Foolish person" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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