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I can:

Be a letter - but only one

Be furniture - but only one

Be a place in a fruit - but only one

Be from the UK - but only one

Be after all the positive numbers - Except one

I am a five letter word. Who am I?

Hint/Clue:

It has six anagrams believe it or not

Hint/Clue (Last one)

The letter is also a roman numeral

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  • $\begingroup$ For he furniture part. Does it necessarily have to be furniture? $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2022 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ Yes it is a furniture item connected to the word $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 1, 2022 at 12:49

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This is my egregious suggestion

times

Be a letter - but only one

x - is often used for the times symbol, and is the only letter it stands for.

Be furniture - but only one

times table - for multiplying , and it's the only furniture commonly written alongside times.

Be a place in a fruit - but only one

Times Square - a place (Square) in "The Big Apple" (fruit) with "The" making this only one.

Be from the UK - but only one

The Times - a famous newspaper from the UK, with "The" meaning only one.

Be after all the positive numbers - Except one

times - can follow two, three, etc. We do say one times any number - so only works if it means events.

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    $\begingroup$ According to qat this also satisfies Hint 1: rot13(rzvgf vgrzf zrgvf zvgrf fzvgr fgvzr) - I think you've cracked it! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Feb 1, 2022 at 17:26
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    $\begingroup$ Nice :) I was actually thinking of the exact same word, but didn't make those connections. I was thinking about rot13(nantenzf bs gvzrf naq tbg "vgrzf" nf gur pybfrfg guvat gb sheavgher, urapr zl pbzzrag nobir. Ohg aba bs gur bgure guerr yvarf znqr frafr.) $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2022 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ And there it is. Happy to see this got solved! $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 1, 2022 at 20:31

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