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Cross is metre longer perhaps (7)


I believe the answer is:


'cross' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'metre longer perhaps' is the wordplay.
'metre' becomes 'm' (synonyms).
'perhaps' indicates anagramming the letters.
'longer' with letters rearranged gives 'ongrel'.

'is' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for mongrel that I've seen before include "of unknown variety" , "Hybrid" , "mixed stock" , "Cross" , "Cur" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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