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Left a woman on the corner - flat! (5)


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'flat' is the definition.
(I know that flat can be written as level)

'left a woman on the corner' is the wordplay.
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'a woman on the corner' becomes 'evel' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

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(Other definitions for level that I've seen before include "Uniform" , "Absolutely horizontal" , "Neither winning, nor losing" , "Regular" , "Floor; surveying device" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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