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Mugged fellow used to drink in pub (4,3)


I believe the answer is:

toby jug

'drink in pub' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'mugged fellow used' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'fellow' could be 'toby' (I've seen this before) and 'toby' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'jug' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for toby jug that I've seen before include "Beer container" , "Man getting drunk from" , "drinking-vessel?" , "Pitcher" , "Man-shaped drinking pot" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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