Cranium-Cracking Cryptic Crosswords, Volume 2
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Wordplay devices


Homophones provide a solution that sounds like another word or phrase, using indicators suggesting that a word or phrase be spoken or heard; these include sounds like, in the ear, it’s told, we hear, in speech, reportedly, on the radio, to an audience and for a dictator:

One who foresees auditor’s gain (7)
Mention unsavory chicken (4)

The answers are PROPHET and FOWL (homophones of “profit” and “foul” respectively).