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Carried by motorcar, pets wee periodically -- cleaner needed! (6-7)


I believe the answer is:

carpet sweeper

'cleaner needed' is the definition.
(device for cleaning)

'carried by motorcar pets wee periodically' is the wordplay.
'carried by' indicates a hidden word.
'CARPET-SWEEPER' is hidden within 'motorcar pets wee periodically'.

(Other definitions for carpet sweeper that I've seen before include "cleaning device" , "Household appliance" , "Domestic cleaning equipment" , "Floor cleaner" , "Cleaning equipment - we respect a rep (anag)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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