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What connects wise men from the east during religious observance? (8)


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'what connects wise' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'men from the east during religious observance?' is the wordplay.
'men' becomes 'magi' (I have seen 'Wise Men' mean 'magi' so perhaps 'men' could also mean 'magi').
'from the east' says the letters should be written in reverse (on a map from right to left).
'during' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'religious observance?' becomes 'lent' (I've seen this in another clue).
'magi' backwards is 'igam'.
'igam' placed within 'lent' is 'LIGAMENT'.

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(Other definitions for ligament that I've seen before include "it's the physical bond" , "Tissue joining bones or cartilages" , "Tissue which joins bones" , "Fibrous connective tissue" , "Tough fibrous tissue in the body" .)

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