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Criticise the right cat (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

panther

'cat' is the definition.
(I know that Panther is a cat)

'criticise the right' is the wordplay.
'criticise' becomes 'pan' (informal term meaning to criticise heavily).
'right' becomes 'r' (common abbreviation).
'pan'+'the'+'r'='PANTHER'

(Other definitions for panther that I've seen before include "animal!" , "Big cat" , "Bagheera?" , "See 2" , "Then rap the large black cat" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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