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Hard-core red, maybe wearing sheep's clothing? (4-2-3-4)


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'hard-core red maybe' is the definition.
(a committed communist)

'wearing sheep's clothing?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'wearing' could be 'in' (you are 'in' the clothes you're wearing) and 'in' is present in the answer.
'sheep's clothing?' could be 'wool' (I've seen this in another clue) and 'wool' is found in the answer.
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(Other definitions for dyed-in-the-wool that I've seen before include "Fixed in one's opinions or attitudes" , "Retain" , "Of firmly fixed opinions" , "Fixed and uncompromising" , "Unchanging in a particular belief" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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