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Arrest the devil (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

nick

Here is my best explanation:

This clue is a double definition.

'arrest' is the first definition.

(thesaurus)

'the devil' is the second definition.

(Nick and Old Nick are names for the Devil)

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for nick that I've seen before include "Half-inch", "Prison (sl.)", "In the .... of time; just made it", "Steal (colloq.)", "Filch", "Small boy", "Thieve", "Police station", "porridge" and "jug".)

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