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There could be some musketeers (5)


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'there could be some musketeers' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'there could be' is the wordplay.
'could be' indicates anagramming the letters.
'there' anagrammed gives 'THREE'.

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(Other definitions for three that I've seen before include "Trinity, triad" , "Number of times N appears in this completed grid" , "A crowd, you might say" , "Snooker score for potting green ball" , "Number of Dumas's musketeers" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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