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Perpendicular cut, say (5)


I believe the answer is:


'perpendicular' is the definition.

'cut say' is the wordplay.
'cut' becomes 'shear' (shearing is a kind of cutting).
'say' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'shear' sounds like 'SHEER'.

(Other definitions for sheer that I've seen before include "Clear" , "Diaphanous, filmy" , "Absolute - precipitous" , "needing to change a course" , "Arrant" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Independent.
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