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Hard container for one chopping wood? (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

hewer

Here is my best explanation:

'one chopping wood?' is the definition.

'hard container' is the subsidiary indication.

'hard' becomes 'h'.

'container' becomes 'ewer' (ewer is a kind of container).

'h'+'ewer'='hewer'

'for' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for hewer that I've seen before include "Person cutting (wood, say) with blows", "Axeman", "Nick" and "cutter".)

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