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Shifty, earthy, back-slapping type? (6)


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'back-slapping type?' is the definition.
The answer and definition are not the same part of speech.

'shifty earthy' is the wordplay.
'shifty' indicates anagramming the letters.
'earthy' anagrammed gives 'HEARTY'.


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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for hearty that I've seen before include "thumping backs?", "showing warmth of feeling, extrovert", "backslapping everyone?", "Vigorous, cheerful", "Vigorously healthy", "Without reservation, satisfying", "Genial", "Substantial and nourishing", "Enthusastic" and "shipmate?".)

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