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Old lizard Mauro's content after pint with love (9)


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'old lizard' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both animals as well as being singular nouns.
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'mauro's content after pint with love' is the wordplay.
'content' says to take the centre.
'after' says to put letters next to each other.
'pint' becomes 'pt' (abbreviation).
'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'love' becomes 'eros' (Greek god of love).
The centre of 'mauro' is 'aur'.
'aur' put after 'pteros' is 'PTEROSAUR'.

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(Other definitions for pterosaur that I've seen before include "very old flier" , "Fossil flying reptile" , "Old reptile" , "old thing flapping about" , "Extinct flying reptile" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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