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Crazy about a small article at the top of the paper (8*)

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I believe the answer is:

masthead

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Here is my best explanation:

'top of the paper' is the definition.

'masthead' can be an answer for 'top' (masthead is a kind of top). I am not sure about the 'of the paper' bit.

'crazy about a small article at the' is the subsidiary indication.

'crazy' becomes 'mad' ('mad' can be a synonym of 'crazy'**).

'about' indicates putting letters inside.

'a small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'article' becomes 'a' (example of the part-of-speech).

'at' says to put letters next to each other (I've seen this in other clues).

'a' put after 'the' is 'thea'.

's'+'thea'='sthea'

'mad' going around 'sthea' is 'masthead'.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for masthead that I've seen before include "Newspaper identity", "flag", "Newspaper title", "Title of a newspaper or magazine", "Printed title of newspaper or magazine", "Printed newspaper details", "Highest part of sailing ship", "furthest point from sea", "Title of a newspaper printed at the top of the front page" and "Flag".)

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