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Thus a ruler gets very wet (7)


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'very wet' is the definition.
'soaking' can be an answer for 'wet' (I've seen this before). I'm not certain of the 'very' bit.

'thus a ruler' is the wordplay.
'thus' becomes 'so' (synonyms).
'ruler' becomes 'king' (king is a kind of ruler).

'gets' is the link.

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(Other definitions for soaking that I've seen before include "Wet" , "Drenched" .)

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