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He's a failure! (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dud

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Here is my best explanation:

This clue is a double definition.

'he's' is the first definition.

'a failure' is the second definition.
(dud is a kind of failure)

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for dud that I've seen before include "Thing failing to work", "A useless palindrome?", "Counterfeit article", "Ineffectual thing/person", "Palindromic failure", "'Turkey'", "Failing to work properly", "faulty", "Palindrome for a flop" and "Defective".)

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