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University plugging dissertations in ancient Greek (7)


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'ancient greek' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'university plugging dissertations' is the wordplay.
'university' becomes 'U' (abbreviation for university).
'plugging' indicates putting letters inside (inserted letters plug up a gap in the word).
'dissertations' becomes 'theses' ('thesis' can be a synonym of 'dissertation').
'u' going into 'theses' is 'THESEUS'.

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for theseus that I've seen before include "Mythological hero" , "Rescuer of Ariadne" , "Mythical hero" , "Attic hero" , "authority in the D [DREAM]" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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