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Not the complete sleuth (3)


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'sleuth' is the definition.
(short for detective)

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(Other definitions for tec that I've seen before include "Busy" , "CID officer (abbrev.)" , "Detective (colloq.)" , "Investigator" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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