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Prickle (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

thorn

'prickle' is the definition.
(I know that prickle can be written as thorn)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for thorn that I've seen before include "Old Norse character" , "Prickly plant" , "Spine - prickle - Old English runic letter" , "Woody prickle" , "irritation when in one's side" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Independent, The Mirror, The Independent, the Evening Standard and The Telegraph.
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