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What Canute said to the ocean in some remote spot? (9)


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'spot?' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Isolated spot' mean 'backwater' so perhaps 'spot' could also mean 'backwater')

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(Other definitions for backwater that I've seen before include "Place where no development happens" , "Stagnant part of a river" , "Isolated place" , "in the sticks" , "place of inactivity" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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