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She doesn't admit getting small promotion (6)


I believe the answer is:


'small promotion' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'she doesn't admit' is the wordplay.
'she' becomes 'Deni'.
'doesn't admit' becomes 'se' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'getting' is the link.

(Other definitions for denise that I've seen before include "Miss Van Outen" , "- - Lewis, pentathlete" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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