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Mythical horseman? (7)


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'horseman?' is the definition.
(half horse, half man)

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(Other definitions for centaur that I've seen before include "Mythical hybrid" , "Half-man and half horse" , "Mythological horse-man" , "Horsey person" , "Greek mythical creature" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph and The Sun.
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