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Animal in stream heading west (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

wolf

Here is my best explanation:

'animal' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'stream heading west' is the subsidiary indication.

'stream' becomes 'flow' ('flow' can be a synonym of 'stream').

'heading west' is a reversal indicator.

'flow' reversed gives 'wolf'.

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for wolf that I've seen before include "Wild dog", "Pack hunter", "Carnivore -- breed of 13 down", "See 2", "Pack animal; composer", "Seducer - gobble down", "Dog-like animal - womaniser", "Howling canine that hunts in packs", "Predator that hunts in packs" and "Eat hastily".)

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