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He can just about stand up for himself (7)


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'he can just about stand up for himself' is the definition.
The answer is a person as well as being a singular noun. This is suggested by the definition.

'he' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'he' could be 'todd' and 'todd' is found within the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for toddler that I've seen before include "Infant" , "Child starting to walk" , "Small child" , "One taking first steps" , "Lord Ted (anag)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Irish News.
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