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London district where no one returns around cocktail time (9)


I believe the answer is:


'london district' is the definition.
(Islington is a borough of London)

'no one returns around cocktail time' is the wordplay.
'no one returns' becomes 'ion' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'around' is an insertion indicator.
'cocktail' becomes 'sling' (sling is a type of cocktail).
'time' becomes 't' (abbreviation).
'ion' enclosing 'slingt' is 'ISLINGTON'.

'where' is the link.

(Other definitions for islington that I've seen before include "part of capital" , "part of London?" , "Area of northeast London" , "North London area" , "NE London borough" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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