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Wimbledon's Spaniards? (4)


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'spaniards?' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being plural nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'wimbledon's' is the wordplay.
'DONS' is hidden within the letters.
But, I am not sure how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for dons that I've seen before include "Puts on -- lecturers" , "University teachers - Mafia bosses" , "Assumes" , "British university teachers and Spanish noblemen" , "Academics" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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