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Removing restraints in county in Germany (7)


I believe the answer is:


'removing restraints' is the definition.
(removing ties)

'in county in germany' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'UNTYING' is hidden in the letters of 'county in germany'.

(Other definitions for untying that I've seen before include "Loosening a knot" , "Removing restrictions" , "Releasing fastenings" , "Undoing, unfastening" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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