Définitions énigmatiques

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European agreement for Windows use ultimately comes from elsewhere (8)
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Yep. I've been down that path as well today, shocked at the end to find out we have to pay tax, now have to work out the prélèvement à source malarkey.

Another easy one.

Resident, perhaps, consumed by the result of his studies? (9)
Just to clear things up, where does ‘his’ come into the clue ?

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If the resident is a doctor, his studies perhaps led to a doctorate, the perhaps indicated by the question mark.
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Not escapees, Ally.
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No even close? I was 93.743% certain.

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:52 pm
If the resident is a doctor, his studies perhaps led to a doctorate, the perhaps indicated by the question mark.
Yes but why ‘his’ and not ‘hers’ ?
Or ‘their’ ?

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treiziste wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:52 pm
If the resident is a doctor, his studies perhaps led to a doctorate, the perhaps indicated by the question mark.
Yes but why ‘his’ and not ‘hers’ ?
Or ‘their’ ?
Their is plural.

"His", for native English speakers until relatively recently, does not imply a sex.
Same old nonsense.

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Ally wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:43 pm
No even close? I was 93.743% certain.
Okay, you've got 5 out of the 8 letters, but not in the right order.
treiziste wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:52 pm
If the resident is a doctor, his studies perhaps led to a doctorate, the perhaps indicated by the question mark.
Yes but why ‘his’ and not ‘hers’ ?
Or ‘their’ ?
I think you're complicating that which isn't complicated.
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There are three parts to the cryptic clue, just put them together, 1 + 2 + 3, and you've got the answer. No anagrams involved.
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