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Puts up with chops (5)


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'chops' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for hacks that I've seen before include "Uninspired writers" , "Workaday journalists" , "Chops like lowly journalists" , "Cuts crudely" , "Chops at like routine writers" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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