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The old record could make one cry (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

yelp

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Here is my best explanation:

'cry' is the definition.

(yelp is a kind of cry)

'the old record' is the subsidiary indication.

'the old' becomes 'ye'.

'record' becomes 'lp' (LP is an example).

'ye'+'lp'='yelp'

'could make one' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for yelp that I've seen before include "Barking", "Bark like a puppy", "Express discomfort", "Little dog's bark", "Painful sound", "(Eg, dog's) short cry of alarm", "Squeal", "Short sharp cry (of such as a dog)", "High-pitched bark" and "Sharp shrill cry of dog (4)".)

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