Crossword Genius

One from past who could make corps see red (11)


I believe the answer is:


'one from past' is the definition.
(someone who preceded others)

'make corps see red' is the wordplay.
'make' indicates anagramming the letters.
'corpsseered' anagrammed gives 'PREDECESSOR'.

'who could' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for predecessor that I've seen before include "One who went" , "Earlier job holder" , "One previously in job" , "Previous occupant of a post" , "Something now replaced by another" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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