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Potato, small and sweet (4)


I believe the answer is:


'potato' is the definition.
(spud can informally mean potato)

'small and sweet' is the wordplay.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'and' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'sweet' becomes 'pud' (pud is a kind of sweet).

(Other definitions for spud that I've seen before include "veg" , "Charlotte perhaps" , "The popular potato" , "Tattie" , "King Edward, say (slang)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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