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Argument about a right scale of penalties (6)


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Here is my best explanation:

'scale of penalties' is the definition.

'argument about a right' is the wordplay.
'argument' becomes 'tiff' (I've seen this before).
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'a right' becomes 'ar' (I've seen this in other clues).
'tiff' placed around 'ar' is 'TARIFF'.


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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for tariff that I've seen before include "Table of (hotel) charges", "Sentencing scale", "Menu", "Export/import duty", "Rate", "Tax or duty to be paid on some imports or exports", "Duty charge", "Bill of fare", "Fees schedule" and "Import or export duty".)

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