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African male in perfect health ingests arsenic (5)

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masai

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for masai that I've seen before include "Member of an African pastoral people", "An African", "East African tribesman", "East African pastoralist", "Ma is a member of an African people", "Pastoral African people", "Pastoral people of East Africa - as I am (anag)", "Well-known tribe of Eastern Africa", "Highlander in Africa" and "A language".)

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