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Boast made by head of broadsheet paper (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

brag

Here is my best explanation:

'boast' is the definition.

(brag is a kind of boast)

'head of broadsheet paper' is the subsidiary indication.

'head of' says to take the initial letters.

'paper' becomes 'rag' (rag is a kind of paper**).

The initial letter of 'broadsheet' is 'b'.

'b'+'rag'='brag'

'made by' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for brag that I've seen before include "boast; form of poker", "Card game, like poker", "Talk boastfully", "Crow", "Boast, show off", "Show off, crow", "Idle talk", "Blow one's own trumpet", "Boast, exaggerate" and "popular with 15 [EGOTIST] , no doubt".)

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