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Weirdly, I censor intern after dismissing the news desk (10)


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'desk' is the definition.
(I know that escritoire is a type of writing table)

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(Other definitions for escritoire that I've seen before include "Writing desk" , "Support for author" , "Furniture item" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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