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Superior to me in the newspapers, one imagines (8)


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'one imagines' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to thinking as well as being verbs in their -s form.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'superior to me in the newspapers' is the wordplay.
'superior' becomes 'u' (U can mean upper-class, as in U and non-U speech).
'to' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'in the' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'newspapers' becomes 'press' (the press is the newspaper industry).
'ume' going within 'press' is 'PRESUMES'.

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(Other definitions for presumes that I've seen before include "Takes to be the case" , "... supposes" , "takes liberties" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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