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Man with cue, getting break, displays keen perception (6)


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'keen perception' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'man with cue getting break' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'man' could be 'n' (knight, a man in chess) and 'n' is located in the answer.
'with' could be 'cum' ('with' in Latin) and 'cum' is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'ae' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'displays' is the link.

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(Other definitions for acumen that I've seen before include "Mental sharpness as in business" , "Forming judgement" , "Shrewdness, intelligence in business" , "Good judgment" , "'Shrewdness, in business perhaps (6)'" .)

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