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Bug in more ways than one (6)


I believe the answer is:


'bug' is the definition.
(I know this)

I don't understand how the remainder of the clue works.

(Other definitions for earwig that I've seen before include "It creeps and crawls" , "Fork-tailed insect" , "Small insect with pincers at end of its body" , "creepy-crawly" , "Small insect with aural toupee?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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