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Prophetess is reflected by lake (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sibyl

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'.

'si'+'by'+'l'='sibyl'

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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