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Peer over note that encapsulates liberal philosopher of old (9)


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'philosopher of old' is the definition.
(ancient philosopher)

'peer over note that encapsulates liberal' is the wordplay.
'peer' becomes 'aristo' (short for aristocrat).
'over note' becomes 'te' (musical note. I am not sure about the 'over' bit.).
'that encapsulates' indicates putting letters inside.
'liberal' becomes 'l' (abbreviation).
'te' going around 'l' is 'tle'.

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(Other definitions for aristotle that I've seen before include "Peripatetic teacher" , "philosophy tutor" , "Totaliser for the great Greek philosopher of old" , "Old Greek teacher" , "Realist to be like great Greek philosopher" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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