Crossword Genius

Flea chewing sheet of paper (4)


I believe the answer is:


'sheet of paper' is the definition.
(leaf is a kind of sheet of paper)

'flea chewing' is the wordplay.
'chewing' indicates an anagram.
'flea' with letters rearranged gives 'LEAF'.

(Other definitions for leaf that I've seen before include "Page; piece of tree" , "Part of tree or book" , "needed for making a longer table" , "Part of a plant and of a book" , "Hinged or removable table flap" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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