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Favourite role, stopping early for fuel (6)


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'for fuel' is the definition.
(petrol is a kind of fuel)

'favourite role stopping early' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'favourite' could be 'pet' (synonyms) and 'pet' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for petrol that I've seen before include "Gasoline" , "Common car fuel" , "Mineral oil refined as fuel" , "Fuel for road vehicles" , "The juice" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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