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The others are in the foreground with the author (8)


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'author' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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(Other definitions for forester that I've seen before include "Hornblower novelist" , "One caring for trees" , "Woodman" , "Tree expert" , "One in charge of woodlands" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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