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Gives fish a manual greeting (9)


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'a manual greeting' is the definition.
'handshake' can be an answer for 'greeting' (I've seen this before). I am not sure about the 'a manual' bit.

'gives fish' is the wordplay.
'gives' becomes 'hands' ('hand' can be a synonym of 'give').
'fish' becomes 'hake' (type of fish).

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(Other definitions for handshake that I've seen before include "Gesture of greeting or of agreeing a deal" , "Form of greeting" , "Conventional sort of manual greeting" , "acknowledgment" , "Conventional greeting of manual kind" .)

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