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Told off by fool (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dolt

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Here is my best explanation:

'fool' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'told off' is the subsidiary indication.

'off' is an anagram indicator.

'told' with letters rearranged gives 'dolt'.

'by' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for dolt that I've seen before include "Slow-witted person", "Halfwit", "Slow-witted type", "Dullard", "Dull or stupid fellow", "Fool", "Dimwit", "idiot", "Stupid person" and "Idiot".)

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