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Rulers make Carol sigh sadly (9)


I believe the answer is:


'rulers' is the definition.

'carol sigh sadly' is the wordplay.
'sadly' is an anagram indicator.
'carolsigh' anagrammed gives 'OLIGARCHS'.

'make' is the link.

(Other definitions for oligarchs that I've seen before include "governors" , "Influential businessmen" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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