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Rebel Frenchman for example brought back without notice (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

renegade

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Here is my best explanation:

'rebel' is the definition.
('renegade' can be a synonym of 'rebel')

'frenchman for example brought back without notice' is the subsidiary indication.
'frenchman' becomes 'rene' (**).
'for example' becomes 'eg' ('e.g.' can be a synonym of 'for example').
'brought back' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'without' indicates putting letters inside.
'notice' becomes 'ad'.
'eg' reversed gives 'ge'.
'ge' enclosing 'ad' is 'gade'.
'rene'+'gade'='renegade'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for renegade that I've seen before include "A deserter from a cause or faith", "Person who deserts from cause or faith", "Betrayer, deserter", "not someone true to the cause", "Traitor", "Treacherous deserter", "Deserter, betrayer", "Turncoat, rebel", "Dare Gene to become a rebel" and "Outlaw".)

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