Crafty, stooping to pinch shilling (9)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'crafty' is the definition.
'stooping to pinch shilling' is the subsidiary indication.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'shilling' could be 's' and 's' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'deigning' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).
(Another definition for designing that I've seen is "Acting in a calculating and deceitful way".)