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One too shrewd to take sour grapes (3)

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fox

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'sour grapes' is the definition.
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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for fox that I've seen before include "Baffle; mammal", "Sly type", "Trick", "Cunning animal", "Animal; to cheat", "Vulpine creature", "earth-dweller", "one with brush", "Countryside carnivore" and "Nonplus".)

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