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Senior citizen bats alongside opener (3-3,9)


I believe the answer is:

old-age pensioner

'senior citizen' is the definition.

'bats alongside opener' is the wordplay.
'bats' is an anagram indicator (slang for mad).
'alongsideopener' anagrammed gives 'OLD-AGE PENSIONER'.

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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