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Re(3): 's = has

Absolutely not, John. Again, I can only speak for standard cryptics where the device is accepted. Going back to Andy's example:

Nick's home = ROBIN

The setter is saying “Nick has home”, using a valid apostrophe to convey the possessive. If the solver wants to read it as “Nick is home”, well that's up to the solver.


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