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Long-haul workers from Manchester somehow getting the last word (8,6)


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merchant seamen

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'long-haul workers' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'manchester somehow getting the last word' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
an anagram of 'manchester' is 'merchantse' which is within the answer.
'word' could be 'amen' (I have seen 'Word of agreement' mean 'amen' so perhaps 'word' could also mean 'amen') and 'amen' is found within the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'from' is the link.

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