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Quick to criticise papers (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

rapid

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Here is my best explanation:

'quick' is the definition.
('rapid' can be a synonym of 'quick')

'criticise papers' is the wordplay.
'criticise' becomes 'rap' (I've seen this before).
'papers' becomes 'id' (identification papers).
'rap'+'id'='RAPID'

'to' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for rapid that I've seen before include "Quickly accomplished", "Express", "haste", "Very fast", "Zippy", "moving fast", "Expeditious", "Speedy (5)", "Brisk" and "Very quick".)

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