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Hack perhaps reported with a sore throat (5)


I believe the answer is:


'hack perhaps' is the definition.
(I know that hack is a type of mount)

'reported with a sore throat' is the wordplay.
'reported' shows a homophone (sound like).
'with a sore throat' becomes 'hoarse' (hoarse means having a sore throat).
'hoarse' sounds like 'HORSE'.

(Other definitions for horse that I've seen before include "punch, perhaps" , "Drier" , "bay, perhaps" , "gym apparatus" , "Equine animal" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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