Crossword Genius

Emperor turning pale? No, no! (8)


I believe the answer is:


'emperor' is the definition.
(Napoleon is an example)

'turning pale? no no' is the wordplay.
'turning' indicates anagramming the letters.
'palenono' with letters rearranged gives 'NAPOLEON'.

(Other definitions for napoleon that I've seen before include "Extended nap" , "In France, former sovereign" , "French VIP" , "French general and emperor" , "Ruler" .)

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