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Advanced English force in manoeuvres - they might be in tanks (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

angelfish

Here is my best explanation:

'they might be in tanks' is the definition.

'advanced english force in manoeuvres' is the subsidiary indication.

'advanced' becomes 'a'.

'force' becomes 'f' (symbol used in Physics e.g. f=ma).

'in manoeuvres' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen this in other clues).

'english'+'f'='englishf'

'englishf' with letters rearranged gives 'ngelfish'.

'a'+'ngelfish'='angelfish'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for angelfish that I've seen before include "Brightly-coloured swimmer", "Swimmer" and "shark".)

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