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Student's set back by small mistakes (4-3)

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slip-ups

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'mistakes' is the definition.
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'student's set back by small' is the wordplay.
'student's' becomes 'pupils' ('pupil' can be a synonym of 'student').
'set back' says the letters should be written in reverse.
'by' says to put letters next to each other.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'pupils' back-to-front is 'slipup'.
'slipup'+'s'='SLIP-UPS'

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