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Monk recounted day, maybe painting fowl, shaving head (5,4)


I believe the answer is:

friar tuck

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'painting fowl shaving head' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'monk recounted day' is the wordplay.
'monk' becomes 'friar' (friar is a type of monk).
'recounted day' becomes 'tuck' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'friar'+'tuck'='FRIAR TUCK'

'maybe' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for friar tuck that I've seen before include "One of the Merry Men" , "Fruit rack for Robin Hood's fat cleric" , "Associate of Robin Hood" , "The fat cleric in Robin Hood's gang" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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