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Here's a nice cryptic crossword clue for Puzzling SE:

A local puzzler lawyering around with a finish door (7).

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    $\begingroup$ Just so I don't drive-by downvote with no comment: I downvoted only because I think single cryptic clues aren't really complete puzzles. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Nov 18 '16 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ Yep, and it's just my opinion, not something I think should be policy or anything. And many of us in the US are wishing we'd had downvote power about 10 days ago... $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Nov 18 '16 at 21:33
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    $\begingroup$ I downvoted because there's no way to answer this without intimate knowledge of the community $\endgroup$ – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Nov 19 '16 at 3:22
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    $\begingroup$ Poor clue. "[W]ith a finish door" is ungrammatical and the tense of "lawyering" doesn't match the word clued by it. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Nov 19 '16 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor Well, I suppose one can come up with a parsing of almost any sequence of words but that's super-contrived. Has the phrase ever been used in that sense? It's also very bad form to use the wrong word like that. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Nov 19 '16 at 16:02
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The answer is

me!

"Lawyering around" clues an anagram of SUED; "OVI" is a door in Finnish. Putting those together gives DEUSOVI, a local puzzler!

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    $\begingroup$ Granted, if you wanted to sue someone you'd hire a lawyer, but how do you get from "lawyering" (which is in itself dubious -- verbing "lawyer") to the past participle "sued"? $\endgroup$ – Rosie F Nov 18 '16 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ @RosieF: The transitive verb "lawyer" can mean, essentially, "to unleash one's lawyer upon". $\endgroup$ – supercat Nov 18 '16 at 22:42
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NEW ANSWER:

The answer is

Deusovi - a local puzzler (as realised by others, I didn't quite make it to the answer)

Because

Contains SUED bacward - DEUS and OVI a door in Finnish

OLD ANSWER:

Is it

Branded?

The Local Puzzler is

@rand al'thor himself! No one more local than the poster. More commonly known as Rand

The finish door is

Bed? (less sure)

And lawyering around suggests

Bed fits around rand = Branded

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, nope. 1) Why "lawyering"? 2) Why does "finish door" give "bed"? 3) Am I vain enough to make a puzzle about myself? :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Nov 18 '16 at 18:13

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