Crossword Genius

Emperor turning pale? No, no! (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

napoleon

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

'turning pale? no no' is the wordplay.
'turning' indicates anagramming the letters.
'pale'+'no'+'no'='palenono'
'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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