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Animal of wax? (4)


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This clue could be a double definition.

'animal' is the first definition.
(I have seen 'Marine animal' mean 'seal' so perhaps 'animal' could also mean 'seal')

'wax?' is the second definition.
The definition and answer can be both substances as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'of' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for seal that I've seen before include "Make waterproof - stamp" , "Signet" , "Insignia for sale" , "Secure against leakage" , "Marine animal or sign of authenticity" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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