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The canine minority that may bite? (5)


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'bite?' is the definition.

'the canine minority that' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
an anagram of 'the' is 'eth' which is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'te' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'may' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for teeth that I've seen before include "They're to be found on a gear-wheel" , "watchdog needs these" , "Those of wisdom" , "Effective powers" , "Eg, canines, incisors" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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