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Save time for the end (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

butt

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Here is my best explanation:

'the end' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'save time' is the subsidiary indication.
'save' becomes 'but' (I've seen this in other clues).
'time' becomes 't'.
'but'+'t'='butt'

'for' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for butt that I've seen before include "Knock head", "Bottom end of a rifle", "Person who is a target for ridicule", "Blunt end - target of ridicule - hit with the head - cask - US backside", "Scapegoat - strike - bottom - barrel", "Object of ridicule", "Target < vessel", ""bottom" to US", "Contralto" and "couple of hogsheads?".)

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