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Make a mistake in bumper race (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

err

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Here is my best explanation:

'make a mistake' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'in bumper race' is the wordplay.
'in' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'ERR' can be found hidden inside 'bumper race'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for err that I've seen before include "Go wrong", "Stray from the straight and narrow", "Drop a clanger", "Miss the mark", "'to... is human,to forgive divine'", "Do wrong", "blunder", "Slip up", "Transgress" and "Deviate".)

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