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Hard master caned cheeky little chappie? (7)


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'cheeky little chappie?' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'hard master caned' is the wordplay.
'hard' becomes 'h' (abbreviation used in pencil classifications).
'caned' indicates an anagram (I've seen 'canned' mean this (canned can mean drunk)).
'master' with letters rearranged gives 'amster'.

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(Other definitions for hamster that I've seen before include "one running round in circles?" , "Rodent often kept as pet" , "Furry pet" , "Kind of rodent with cheekpouches, often a pet" , "Pet rodent, may be golden" .)

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