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Sweets and drops the head confiscated outside class (3-5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

all-sorts

Here is my best explanation:

'sweets' is the definition.

'drops the head confiscated outside class' is the subsidiary indication.

'drops' becomes 'palls' (palling is a kind of dropping).

'the head confiscated' means to remove the first letter.

'outside class' becomes 'orts' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'palls' with its first letter removed is 'alls'.

'alls'+'orts'='allsorts'

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for all-sorts that I've seen before include "See 10", "Things of various size, shape or colour; sweets", "A mixed variety as of liquorice sweets" and "Mixture (of liquorice sweets?)".)

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