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NCO translated letters for soldier (9)


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'soldier' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'nco translated letters' is the wordplay.
'translated' indicates anagramming the letters.
'letters' becomes 'script' (I've seen this before).
'nco' anagrammed gives 'con'.

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for conscript that I've seen before include "Enrol for compulsory service" , "Enlist compulsorily" , "One drafted into the forces" , "Compulsorily enlisted person" , "Draft - recruit" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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