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An actor's guilt on skipping compliments (15)


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'compliments' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to communication as well as being plural nouns.
Maybe you can see a link between them that I don't see?

'an actor's guilt on skipping' is the wordplay.
'an actor's guilt on' can be anagrammed to 'CONGRATULATIONS'.
However, I'm not sure how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for congratulations that I've seen before include "praise" , "well done" , "Cliff Richard hit" , "good show" , "Best wishes" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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