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Writer's little bed in outer space (6)

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I believe the answer is:

scribe

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'writer's' is the definition.
(scribe is a kind of writer)

'little bed in outer space' is the wordplay.
'little bed' becomes 'crib' (I've seen this before. I am not sure about the 'little' bit.).
'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'outer' suggests removing the centre.
'space' with its middle taken out is 'se'.
'crib' put into 'se' is 'SCRIBE'.

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(Other definitions for scribe that I've seen before include "Professional writer", "Professional copyist", "Document writer", "Mark with a sharp point", "Former document copier".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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