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Surveillance post abroad (8)


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'surveillance' is the definition.
(stakeout is a kind of surveillance)

'post abroad' is the wordplay.
'post' becomes 'stake' ('stake' can be a synonym of 'post').
'abroad' becomes 'out' (I've seen this before).

(Other definitions for stakeout that I've seen before include "Act of surveillance" , "Put under surveillance - like statue, OK?" , "Police surveillance assignment" , "watch closely" , "Secret surveillance by police" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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