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Prophetess is reflected by lake (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'prophetess' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'is reflected by lake' is the subsidiary indication.

'reflected' says the letters should be written backwards.

'lake' becomes 'l'.

'is' backwards is 'si'.


This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for sibyl that I've seen before include "prophet", "Female seer", "Ancient seer - prophetess", "Seer in classical times", "Woman mouthpiece of a god, uttering prophecies", "Seeress; Mrs. Fawlty", "Prophetess", "Charmer", "Greek oracle" and "One seeing future".)


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