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A sweet one can be both sound and hot! (5)


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'a sweet' is the definition.

'sound and hot' is the wordplay.
'sound' becomes 'toot' (toot is a kind of sound**).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'hot' becomes 'h'.

'one can be both' is the link.
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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for tooth that I've seen before include "Canine, for example", "Gearwheel projection", "Gearwheel cog", "In which the old are long", "Biter", "piece", "Eg, molar", "Taste", "It erupts" and "Cog".)

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