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Singer engaged in nepotism (4)


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

'engaged in nepotism' is the wordplay.
'engaged in' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'OTIS' can be found hidden inside 'nepotism'.

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(Other definitions for otis that I've seen before include "Place of worship; side part of head" , "Cole Porter's miss who was "unable to lunch today"" , "US inventor" , "Regretful miss" , "Miss -- Regrets, Cole Porter song" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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