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Coat's second layer worn by 'umble character (9)


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'coat's' is the definition.
(sheepskin coat is a kind of coat)

'second layer worn by 'umble character' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'second' could be 's' (common abbreviation) and 's' is present in the answer.
'layer' could be 'skin' (I have seen 'Outer layer ' mean 'skin' so perhaps 'layer' could also mean 'skin') and 'skin' is present in the answer.
'character' could be 'he' (he is a kind of letter of the alphabet) and 'he' is located in the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for sheepskin that I've seen before include "Ovine outer layer used in coats and rugs" , "Fleece garment" , "leather" , "Woolly pelt" , "coat" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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