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A diner's chewed fish (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sardine

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Here is my best explanation:

'fish' is the definition.
(sardine is a kind of fish)

'a diner's chewed' is the wordplay.
'chewed' indicates anagramming the letters.
'a'+'diners'='adiners'
'adiners' is an anagram of 'SARDINE'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for sardine that I've seen before include "Small pilchard", "Young pilchard", "(Cramped?) fish", "Swimmer", "FRENCH FISH", "A diner's small fish", "Stonefish OR? Stone", "Fish in tin?", "Small fish, usually canned" and "Canned fish".)

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