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For example, add young parsnip tips to dish from north Africa? (8)


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'from north africa?' is the definition.
(Egypt is in North Africa)

'for example add young parsnip tips to dish' is the wordplay.
'for example' becomes 'eg' (short for 'exempli gratia', 'for example' in Latin).
'add' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'tips' suggests taking the first letters (tip can refer to the top end of something).
'to dish' becomes 'tian' (I have seen 'Baked dish' mean 'tian' so perhaps 'dish' could also mean 'tian').
The first letters of 'young parsnip' is 'yp'.

(Other definitions for egyptian that I've seen before include "from the Middle East" , "tongue, once" , "Nationality of a Pharaoh" , "Is Pat eying this son of Cairo, say?" , "North-east African" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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