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Maid working outside Bury for the time being (2,7)


I believe the answer is:

ad interim

'for the time being' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'maid working outside bury' is the wordplay.
'working' is an anagram indicator.
'outside' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'bury' becomes 'inter' (to inter is to put into the ground).
'maid' anagrammed gives 'adim'.
'adim' enclosing 'inter' is 'AD INTERIM'.

(Another definition for ad interim that I've seen is " in the meantime".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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