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He made no exclamation when there was a flood (4)


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'he' is the definition.

'no exclamation when there was a flood' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'no' could be 'o' (resembles 0 - 'no' can mean 'zero') and 'o' is present in the answer.
'exclamation' could be 'ah' and 'ah' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'n' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'made' is the link.

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(Other definitions for noah that I've seen before include "A very early sailor" , "Biblical builder of great ship" , "The first known boat builder (4)" , "Early boatman" , "Biblical skipper during the Flood" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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