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Man of darkness, according to report (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

knight

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Here is my best explanation:

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

'darkness according to report' is the wordplay.
'darkness' becomes 'night' (night is a kind of darkness).
'according to report' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'night' is a homophone of 'KNIGHT'.

'of' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for knight that I've seen before include "Heroic champion", "Man on board", "board member", "Ladies' champion", "rider looking for adventure?", "He's a Sir in the UK", "... for example, Tippett", "Holder of non-hereditary title in UK", "Chess piece shaped like horse's head" and "Dub".)

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