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An outside line to ring (7)


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'an outside line' is the definition.
'tangent' can be an answer for 'line' (tangent is a kind of line). I am not sure about the 'an outside' bit.

I don't understand how the remainder of the clue works.

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(Other definitions for tangent that I've seen before include "Straight line resting on a circle" , "Geometric line" , "Completely different line of thought - trigonometrical function" , "A new line of thought" , "Particular line" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph and The Sun.
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