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Postulate with a cross inspired other men at the front (5)


I believe the answer is:


'postulate' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'a cross inspired other men at the front' is the wordplay.
'cross' becomes 'x' (X is cross-shaped).
'at the front' says to take the initial letters.
The initial letters of 'inspired other men' is 'iom'.

'with' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for axiom that I've seen before include "Adage" , "Principle; assumption" , "Truism - proverb" , "Established principle" , "Self-evident statement" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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