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German writer introducing German article about Old English (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'german writer' is the definition.
(johann wolfgang von goethe)

'introducing german article about old english' is the wordplay.
'introducing' says to take the initial letters.
'article' becomes 'the' (the 'definite article' part of speech**).
'about' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'old english' becomes 'oe'.
The first letter of 'german' is 'g'.
'the' put after 'oe' is 'oethe'.


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(Other definitions for goethe that I've seen before include "Wolfgang von - , Faust author", "Poet's", "poet and philosopher", "German writer, b 1749", "German poet, d. 1832", "The ego, strangely, of the German writer", "German author (Faust)", "German playwright and poet", "Johann Wolfgang von -, German dramatist" and "Eighteenth to nineteenth century German poet and dramatist (Faust)".)

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