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Foreign soldier reading novel about Rising (9)


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'foreign soldier' is the definition.

'grenadier' can be an answer for 'soldier' (grenadier is a kind of soldier). I am not sure about the 'foreign' bit.

'reading novel about rising' is the subsidiary indication.

'novel' indicates anagramming the letters.

'about rising' becomes 'er' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).

'reading' is an anagram of 'grenadi'.


This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for grenadier that I've seen before include "historical bomber", "bomb-thrower", "Guard", "The guard", "African flier", "Infantryman - in red gear (anag)", "Soldier - in red gear (anag)", "Soldier; fish; bird", "A household infantryman" and "Re-reading for the deep-sea fish".)


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