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Man with a degree in music (5)


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'music' is the definition.
(I know that samba is a type of dance music)

'man with a degree' is the wordplay.
'man' becomes 'sba' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'with' indicates putting letters inside.
'a degree' becomes 'AM' (AM is an example).
'sba' placed around 'am' is 'SAMBA'.

'in' is the link.

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(Other definitions for samba that I've seen before include "Dance, originally from Brazil" , "Lively ballroom dance from Brazil" , "This ambassador's > brisk steps" , "it was launched in Brazil" , "Latin dance" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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