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Live empty life in same Yorkshire town (8)


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'yorkshire town' is the definition.
(town in East Yorkshire)

'live empty life in same' is the wordplay.
'live' becomes 'be' (synonyms).
'empty' suggests removing the centre.
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'same' becomes 'very' (similar in meaning).
'life' with its centre taken out is 'le'.
'le' put inside 'very' is 'verley'.

(Other definitions for beverley that I've seen before include "Yorkshire town (not Californian hills)" , "Yorkshire minster town" , "girl" , "Town near Hull" , "Town north of Hull" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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