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Cover for American gangster (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

I believe this clue is a double definition.

'cover' is the first definition.
(hooding is a kind of covering)

'american gangster' is the second definition.
(I've seen this before)

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for hood that I've seen before include "Head covering or American car bonnet", "this could provide cover", "Cowl -- violent criminal (slang)", "Capital cover", "See 5".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.