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Old man turned out to be a nut (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

almond

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Here is my best explanation:

'a nut' is the definition.
(almond is a kind of nut)

'old man turned out' is the subsidiary indication.
'turned out' indicates an anagram.
'old'+'man'='oldman'
'oldman' anagrammed gives 'almond'.

'to be' is the link.

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(Other definitions for almond that I've seen before include "Nut for the old man", "Tree", "Old man (anag)", "Nut often used in cake icing (6).", "Nut-like kernel", "Yellowish brown", "Oval-shaped edible seed", "Fruit kernel of a peach-related tree", "Nutlike seed" and "Nut which provides cake icing".)

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