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Old school operator terminated return segment (5)


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'old school' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'operator terminated return segment' is the wordplay.
'RETRO' is hidden back-to-front in amongst the letters.
However, I'm uncertain how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for retro that I've seen before include "reminding us of the past" , "recapturing the past" , "Prefix for old-style" , "Reliving the past" , "Backward looking" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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