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Reportedly succeeded me formally (3)


I believe the answer is:


'me formally' is the definition.
('one' can formally mean 'me')

'reportedly succeeded' is the wordplay.
'reportedly' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'succeeded' becomes 'won' (I've seen this before).
'won' sounds like 'ONE'.

(Other definitions for one that I've seen before include "Ace" , "time" , "Half of two" , "Single person or thing" , "Single, sole" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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