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Flesh-eating mammal losing tail in colonnaded walk (4)


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'colonnaded walk' is the definition.
'stoa' can be an answer for 'walk' (I've seen this before). I am unsure of the 'colonnaded' bit.

'flesh-eating mammal losing tail' is the wordplay.
'flesh-eating mammal' becomes 'stoat' (stoats are carnivorous).
'losing tail' means to remove the last letter.
'stoat' with its last letter removed is 'STOA'.

'in' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for stoa that I've seen before include "A portico in Greek architecture" , "In Athens some columns" , "Zeno's place" , "Colonnade, covered walkway" , "Covered walk with colonnade" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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