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Pickled stuff for miser (8)


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'for miser' is the definition.

'pickled stuff' is the wordplay.
'pickled' becomes 'tight' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'stuff' becomes 'wad' (wadding is a kind of stuffing).

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(Other definitions for tightwad that I've seen before include "Cheapskate" , "Miserly person" , "Skinflint" , "Miser (sl.)" , "Mean person (US)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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