Crossword Genius

Fancy seeing us as clever people! (8)


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'clever people' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being plural nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'fancy seeing us' is the wordplay.
'fancy' indicates anagramming the letters.
'seeingus' with letters rearranged gives 'GENIUSES'.

'as' is the link.

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(Other definitions for geniuses that I've seen before include "People of extraordinary mental powers" , "Brainboxes" , "Brains" , "great minds" , "Very clever, original, people" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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