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Ahead, drunk's nervous (7)


I believe the answer is:


'nervous' is the definition.

'ahead drunk's' is the wordplay.
'ahead' becomes 'up' (similar in meaning).
'drunk' becomes 'tight' (slang term).

(Other definitions for uptight that I've seen before include "Neurotic" , "Like a tense person" , "Tense - cross" , "Tense, nervous, repressed" , "Tip thug, being nervously tense" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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