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Odd cut to backside (3)


I believe the answer is:


'odd' is the definition.

'cut to backside' is the wordplay.
'cut' means to remove the last letter.
'to backside' becomes 'rump' ('rump' can be a synonym of 'backside').
'rump' with its last letter removed is 'RUM'.

(Other definitions for rum that I've seen before include "Strange; spirit" , "Queer" , "Odd spirit from sugar cane" , "Unusual" , "Droll" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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