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Clued In #52 | The percentage game

Mihir Balantrapu  |  20 May 2020

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The Hindu Cryptic #12,939 | 12 Across

Clue surface: Leave out, 40% of motor gone in the lift (8)

Definition: lift

Answer: ELEVATOR

Explanation: ELEVA is an anagram (as indicated by ‘out’) of ‘leave’, to which we add TOR (because ‘40% of motor gone’ indicates that we should remove two out of the five letters of ‘motor’).

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