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Shape on the page not entirely irregular (8)


I believe the answer is:


'shape' is the definition.
(heptagon is a kind of polygon)

'on the page not entirely irregular' is the wordplay.
'not entirely' means to remove the last letter (not all of the word).
'irregular' indicates an anagram.
'onthepage' with its last letter taken off is 'onthepag'.
'onthepag' is an anagram of 'HEPTAGON'.

(Other definitions for heptagon that I've seen before include "A geometric figure with seven sides" , "Seven-sided shape" , "Seven-sided object" , "Seven-sided figure" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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