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Partner joins old singer somewhere in California (4,4)


I believe the answer is:

palo alto

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'in california' is the definition.
('Palo Alto' is part of 'california')

'partner joins old singer' is the wordplay.
'partner' becomes 'pal' (pal can mean a friend).
'joins' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'old' becomes 'o' (common abbreviation eg in OE for Old English).
'singer' becomes 'alto' (alto is a kind of singer).
'pal'+'o'+'alto'='PALO ALTO'

'somewhere' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for palo alto that I've seen before include "place in California", "city in California", "Californian city", "US city".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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