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Examine neckwear or underwear (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

scanties

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'or underwear' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'examine neckwear' is the wordplay.
'examine' becomes 'scan' (scanning is a kind of examining).
'neckwear' becomes 'ties' (I've seen this in another clue).
'scan'+'ties'='SCANTIES'

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(Other definitions for scanties that I've seen before include "Skimpy knickers" , "Women's underwear (informal)" .)

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