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Saw no net used (5)


I believe the answer is:


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

'no net used' is the wordplay.
'used' indicates an anagram.
'nonet' with letters rearranged gives 'TENON'.

(Other definitions for tenon that I've seen before include "End of a piece of wood shaped to form a mortise joint" , "joiner" , "Part of joint that fits in mortise" , "Piece of wood that fits into a mortise" , "Piece to fit into mortise" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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