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Is round about? Yes, really (3)


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Here is my best explanation:

'yes really' is the definition.

(used to show a quoted error is not itself an error)

'is round about?' is the subsidiary indication.

'round' is a reversal indicator.

'about?' becomes 'c' (abbreviation for 'circa').

'is' reversed gives 'si'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for sic that I've seen before include "Written exactly thus", "Quoted exactly as in the original; so", "So", "Thus in Corsica", "Intentionally so written", "Urge to attack", "As it is in the original", "It calls attention to a quoted mistake", "Thus, sounds ill" and "Word to call attention to a quoted mistake".)


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