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Cycling mayor's on board to make cuts (6)


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'cuts' is the definition.
(shank is a kind of cut)

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(Other definitions for shanks that I've seen before include "Cuts of meat from the upper part of the leg" , "Walk - go by . . . . . . Mare" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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