Clued In #340 | A pious life or a life of Pi?

Read on to figure out how to solve clues like... ‘Rogue’s good vehicle is near roundabout (6)’

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his film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel in a scene from "Life of Pi."  With 11 Academy Awards nominations, second only to “Lincoln” with 12, and the sort of global box-office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, “Life of Pi” is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big-screen.  (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

his film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel in a scene from "Life of Pi." With 11 Academy Awards nominations, second only to “Lincoln” with 12, and the sort of global box-office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, “Life of Pi” is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big-screen. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

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A pious life is unrelated to the life of Pi.

But likening unlikely things in a roundabout way is the rage in cryptics; no lie!

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Clue explained:

Rogue’s good vehicle is near roundabout (6) CLUES:

: British slang, abbreviation Clue types

: rogue Definition

: AnswerPICARO

We need a 6-letter word here that means ‘rogue’.

In Britain, they use PI as a slangword for “pious” in reference to someone who is hypocritically ‘good’.

A kind of ‘vehicle’ is CAR.

The visual symbol for a ‘roundabout’ is O.

Altogether, that spells PICARO, a 6-letter word of Spanish origin that means ‘rogue’!

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