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Smart old Pence slammed paper (6)


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'smart' is the definition.
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'old pence slammed paper' is the wordplay.
'old pence' becomes 'd' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'slammed' is an anagram indicator.
'paper' with letters rearranged gives 'apper'.

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(Other definitions for dapper that I've seen before include "Quick", "angler letting bait bob on water?", "Neat and well-dressed", "Smart in dress and manners", "Neat and smart in appearance".)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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