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Like a quick bite? (5)


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'like' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'a quick bite?' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'bite?' could be 'nip' (nipping is a kind of biting) and 'nip' is present in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for nippy that I've seen before include "A bit cold?" , "active" , "Fast - cold" , "Frosty - quick" , "Sharp" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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