Crossword Genius

Fewer around animal (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

ewe

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

'fewer around' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates a hidden word.
'EWE' is hidden in the letters of 'fewer'.

(Other definitions for ewe that I've seen before include "Wool producer" , "Sheep found in sewer" , "Ruminant" , "Partner to ram" , "Female on farm" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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