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Ridiculed the conductor audibly (5)


I believe the answer is:


'ridiculed' is the definition.
('guy' can be a synonym of 'ridicule')

'conductor audibly' is the wordplay.
'conductor' becomes 'guide' (I've seen this before).
'audibly' shows a homophone (sound like).
'guide' sounds like 'GUYED'.

'the' is the link.

(Other definitions for guyed that I've seen before include "sent up" , "Secured with rope" , "Made fun of - kept in position by ropes" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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