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A bit of a cat (4)


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'a bit' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'a cat' is the wordplay.
'cat' becomes 'tom' (a tom is a male cat).

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for atom that I've seen before include "Smallest particle in an element able to take part in a chemical reaction" , "Moat (anag.)" , "Neutron and proton" , "A mighty particle, can be explosive" , "Particle; molecule" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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