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My short prefix will take you in.
My long prefix is set against.

My short suffix will take you in.
My long suffix is in the country.

Many clauses are written in my whole.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Inspired by this recent riddle although the answer is different. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 10 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean the answer is different? That one is still unanswered! $\endgroup$ – CinCout Sep 10 at 7:59
  • $\begingroup$ @CinCout Well, I know the answer to this one, and I'm fairly sure it doesn't fit as an answer to the previous one :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 10 at 8:01
  • $\begingroup$ Haha okay. That makes sense. $\endgroup$ – CinCout Sep 10 at 8:02
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My short prefix will take you in.

con - a fraud.

My long prefix is set against.

contra - opposed to.

My short suffix will take you in.

act - a performance.

My long suffix is in the country.

tract - piece of land.

Many clauses are written in my whole. What am I?

contract - this includes many clauses.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice one! You're too good at these word puzzles :-) (And good edit: the word without the "or" on the end was what I was looking for.) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 10 at 8:31
  • $\begingroup$ @Rand - the word with 'or' at the end was maybe the reason I got it! $\endgroup$ – Tom Sep 10 at 8:32

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