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Ship on move suddenly reverses (6)


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'ship' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot see how one could define the other.

'on move suddenly reverses' is the wordplay.
'on' becomes 're' ('on' can be mean 'with reference to').
'move suddenly' becomes 'dart' (I've seen this before).
'reverses' says the letters should be written backwards.
'redart' in reverse letter order is 'TRADER'.

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(Other definitions for trader that I've seen before include "Dealer, monger" , "Retard (anag.)" , "Tarred the dealer badly" , "One selling" , "Dealer who buys and sells" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The Telegraph.
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