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Stone, only without large cross (4)


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Here is my best explanation:

'stone' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'only without large cross' is the wordplay.
'without' suggests deleting specific letters.
'large' becomes 'l'.
'cross' becomes 'x'.
'only' with 'l' removed is 'ony'.


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(Other definitions for onyx that I've seen before include "Black and white striped gemstone", "A semi-precious stone", "Mineral with coloured layers", "Form of quartz", "Stones", "Marbled stone with layers of colours", "Quartz used as a gem", "Gemstone, a variety of chalcedony", "Banded chalcedony" and "Semi-precious variety of agate".)

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