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He may cut a fine figure (8)


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This might be a double definition.

'he may cut' is the first definition.
The answer is a person as well as being a singular noun. This is suggested by the definition.

'a fine figure' is the second definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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(Other definitions for sculptor that I've seen before include "Does this artist lop crust off?" , "Maker of figures" , "Figure maker" , "Stone-carving artist" , "Epstein,say," .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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