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A writer trapped in electronics manufacturer.

What am I?


Hint 1

The answer is a noun.

Hint 2

The clue is a sound alike type one, I don't know what tag to use for this.

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  • $\begingroup$ First attempt, go light on me :P $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Apr 8 '16 at 5:34
  • $\begingroup$ The title makes me think of Dr. Who here... But I've never seen that show :/ $\endgroup$ – Verzweifler Apr 8 '16 at 6:56
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    $\begingroup$ A proper crytic should have the number of letters. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Apr 8 '16 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore "But I don't know how to stick the D in." Nice. $\endgroup$ – gannolloy Apr 8 '16 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ What the heck - someone should improve this tag, clicking it reveals nothing as to what type of puzzle this would be. $\endgroup$ – Raystafarian Apr 8 '16 at 16:15
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Is it:

D J Krell

Which is

J. K. Rowling inside Dell

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  • $\begingroup$ and what about the title? $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 8 '16 at 8:06
  • $\begingroup$ A DJ is a musical therapist kind of doctor, maybe? Stuck on that part but the rest fits so well. $\endgroup$ – Paul Evans Apr 8 '16 at 8:10
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    $\begingroup$ @manshu he's a spin doctor $\endgroup$ – Raystafarian Apr 8 '16 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Paul Evans I don't know if dj krell is a writer, your answer fits, but it's not the one I had in mind $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Apr 8 '16 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Daniel isn't he the father of Sherlock Holmes' friend? $\endgroup$ – Paul Evans Apr 9 '16 at 7:48
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Answer could be:

Dr. Dre

Because:

He is a rapper and writes his own songs. His stage name contains "Dr." which stands for doctor. In 2008 he was one of co-founders of Beats Electronics that manufactures headphones.

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  • $\begingroup$ (Note the cryptic-clues tag: this is a cryptic crossword style clue.) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 8 '16 at 9:45
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Proof of concept answer:

Capaldi

because

One of these people with the surname Pal who is a writer inside of the company name of Cadi (Scientific) produces Capaldi, last name of Peter, known for playing The Doctor on Doctor Who

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    $\begingroup$ Someone made DW fit!!! $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Apr 8 '16 at 19:06
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Could it be:

Linus Pauling

Because

He is a doctor - a PhD in chemistry - also two Nobel prizes!!
LG is an electronics manufacturer.
In us Paulin. Tom Paulin is a poet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Paulin

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  • $\begingroup$ (Note the cryptic-clues tag: this is a cryptic crossword style clue.) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 8 '16 at 9:45
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    $\begingroup$ (Note the self proclaimed moderator.) $\endgroup$ – Daedric Apr 8 '16 at 13:22
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My guess would be:

Larking: this is a gerund, see here for the definition. Although chiefly known for acting, Alan Arkin is the author of many books (see here for a partial list). LG is an electronics manufacturer. Put LG around Arkin and voila! ... Now I'm thinking a bit. Adam Arkin played a doctor in the series Chicago Hope, which would fit with the title but as far as I know, he didn't write anything. Possibly this is merely a coincidence.

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  • $\begingroup$ Cryptic clues include their definitions - it's not just wordplay. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 8 '16 at 12:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi What do you mean "include their definitions"? Aside from the doctor thing not totally fitting, this seems pretty in line with cryptic-clued answers I've seen in the past. $\endgroup$ – question_asker Apr 8 '16 at 12:07
  • $\begingroup$ @question_asker: I mean that there's no "frolicking or carefree adventure" in the clue - the wordplay is only half of the cryptic clue, and while the answer fits the wordplay nicely, it doesn't leave any of the clue for the definition. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Apr 8 '16 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ When egos collide, who will win... find out in the next comment... wait this is inspiring my next puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Daedric Apr 8 '16 at 13:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Daedric Glad to see you're back! $\endgroup$ – question_asker Apr 8 '16 at 14:00
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Dr. (Joseph) Bell

With the following reasoning:

A writer (RB) is the weakest part; there are plenty of authors called RB Something
...inside an electronics manufacturer (DELL)
...gives us a Dr. Bell; there are several such people, so I went with this chap.

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Is it

Jacob M. Appel

Because

Appel ~= Apple, which is an electronics manufacturer. And Dr. Appel is an author. No idea about the rest of the clues.

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I don't have any reputation to comment, so I'm making a separate answer, but this is entirely inspired by Paul Evans' existing answer:

Dr Jekyll

Since this fits the doctor theme of the question, and (roughly) follows the same rules as the answer already given.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's not a good thing to take anyone else's answer. $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 8 '16 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ I wanted to comment but as I said, I can't do it. If this turns out right I would rather Paul's answer were accepted and this one deleted. $\endgroup$ – Nytik Apr 8 '16 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ Even if you had dropped a comment, it would not be constructive in anyway $\endgroup$ – manshu Apr 8 '16 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ Constructive for (potentially) getting to the right answer? I merely meant that I could not have guessed this without reading Paul's answer. I don't understand what the correct course of action would be? $\endgroup$ – Nytik Apr 8 '16 at 14:52
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The answer that I was looking for is

ASUS

Explanation

A "seuss" as in Dr Seuss who is a famous writer , the title refers to his pen name and the characters created by him the "Who's".

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  • $\begingroup$ Mark it as accepted for others to see. $\endgroup$ – cst1992 Apr 9 '16 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ Keep in mind that we pronounce it as aay-soos, but others may have different pronunciations, like aay-sus or aa-soos. $\endgroup$ – cst1992 Apr 9 '16 at 10:17
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    $\begingroup$ @cst1992 will be more careful next time. $\endgroup$ – Abhishek Apr 9 '16 at 10:21
  • $\begingroup$ It's okay, no sweat :) $\endgroup$ – cst1992 Apr 9 '16 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE $\endgroup$ – Daniel Apr 11 '16 at 22:29

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