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Wretch going by railway to search for a grooming aid (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

currycomb

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Here is my best explanation:

'a grooming aid' is the definition.

(a comb for horses)

'wretch going by railway to search' is the subsidiary indication.

'wretch' becomes 'cur' (**).

'going by' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'railway' becomes 'ry'.

'to search' becomes 'comb' (combing is a kind of searching).

'cur'+'ry'+'comb'='currycomb'

'for' is the link.

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(Other definitions for currycomb that I've seen before include "Horse is treated with this" and "Horse-grooming tool".)

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