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One still wicked after coming to a bad end? (5)


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'end?' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'one still wicked after coming to a bad' is the wordplay.
'one still wicked after coming' becomes 'd' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'to a bad' becomes 'evil' (evil is a kind of bad).

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(Other definitions for devil that I've seen before include "Powerful evil spirit" , "Wicked spirit" , "Coat spicily; do hackwork" , "Terror" , "Lucifer" .)

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