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Impulsive type, he had to elaborate (7)


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'impulsive type' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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'he had to elaborate' is the wordplay.
'elaborate' indicates anagramming the letters (an elaborate version of the letters).
'hehadto' anagrammed gives 'HOTHEAD'.

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(Other definitions for hothead that I've seen before include "Excitable person" , "Impulsive person" , "Headstrong type" , "Tearaway" , "Daredevil" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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