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Work within proper authority (5)


I believe the answer is:


'work' is the definition.
(musical work)

'within proper authority' is the wordplay.
'within' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'OPERA' is hidden within 'proper authority'.

(Other definitions for opera that I've seen before include "Eg, The Magic Flute" , "Dramatic genre" , "The Magic Flute, say" , "Tosca, for example" , ""Rigoletto", for example" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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