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Managed to be artificial (9)


I believe the answer is:


This clue is a double definition.

'managed' is the first definition.
(contrive can mean to manage to do something)

'be artificial' is the second definition.

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for contrived that I've seen before include "orchestrated" , "Artificial" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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