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Finally, Harry gets even - it's affirmative (3)


I believe the answer is:


'it's affirmative' is the definition.
(affirmative answer word)

'finally harry gets even' is the wordplay.
'finally' says to take the final letters.
'even' indicates alternate letters (even-numbered letters are used).
The final letter of 'harry' is 'y'.
The alternate letters of 'gets' are 'es'.

(Other definitions for yes that I've seen before include "Absolutely" , "One response to "will you marry me?"" , "Affirmative answer" , "Validating vote" , "Word of agreement" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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