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Canny sort of girl? (5)


I believe the answer is:


'girl?' is the definition.

'canny sort' is the wordplay.
'sort' indicates anagramming the letters.
'canny' anagrammed gives 'NANCY'.

'of' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for nancy that I've seen before include "in Oliver?" , "Birthplace of Edmond de Goncourt" , "First woman to sit in the British House of Commons" , "No Man" , "Dickensian heroine" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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