Crossword Genius

Learned line to say again (8)


I believe the answer is:


'learned' is the definition.

'line to say again' is the wordplay.
'line' becomes 'l' (used when specifying particular lines from a poem).
'to say again' becomes 'iterate' (to iterate is say something again).

(Other definitions for literate that I've seen before include "well expressed" , "version of 'speed of light'?" , "Well-read" , "Able to read and write" , "Relate it, being well read" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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