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Common sense for us French (4)


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'common sense' is the definition.
(nous is a kind of common sense)

'us french' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'us' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'no' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for nous that I've seen before include "How the French describe their own" , "Gumption" , "FT in Paris, say" , "We, in France, have common sense" , "Abroad we" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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