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Anyhow, he's not going to pot, so there! (9*)

Ross

I think it could be either:

onthespot

on the spot
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'there' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adverbs. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'anyhow he's not going to pot' is the wordplay.
'anyhow' indicates anagramming the letters.
'going to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'hes'+'not'='hesnot'
'hesnot' with letters rearranged gives 'onthes'.
'onthes'+'pot'='ON-THE-SPOT'

'so' acts as a link.

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(Another definition for onthespot that I've seen is " immediately".)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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