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The male sort includes females as well (7)


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'females as well' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'the male sort' is the wordplay.
'the male' becomes 'man' (man is a kind of male).
'sort' becomes 'kind' (synonyms).

'includes' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for mankind that I've seen before include "'One giant leap for - - '" , "Humanity" , "people, in general" , "Human beings collectively" , "Human race" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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