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Nurturing love, maybe pet one furry animal (5)


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'furry animal' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'nurturing love maybe pet one' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'love' could be 'o' (love means zero in tennis) and 'o' is present in the answer.
'pet' could be 'cat' (cats are often kept as pets) and 'cat' is found in the remaining letters.
'one' could be 'i' (Roman numeral) and 'i' is found in the answer.
No letters remain.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for coati that I've seen before include "Raccoon relative" , "Furry animal" , "beast" , "omnivore?" , "Tropical animal" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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