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Mother with large, fat duck (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

mallard

Here is my best explanation:

'duck' is the definition.

(mallard is a kind of duck)

'mother with large fat' is the subsidiary indication.

'mother' becomes 'ma' (ma is a kind of mother).

'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'large' becomes 'l'.

'fat' becomes 'lard' (lard is a kind of fat**).

'ma'+'l'+'lard'='mallard'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for mallard that I've seen before include "Ancestor of all domestic ducks", "Type of duck - world speed record holding steam engine (1938)", "Oldest breed of duck", "Kind of duck", "Wild duck", "Engine holding the world speed record for a steam locomotive, set at 123mph in 1938", "Duck", "Variety of duck" and "Common wild duck".)

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