Rascal responsible for a rip-off? (8)
I believe the answer is:
'rascal' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?
'a rip-off?' is the wordplay.
'a rip' becomes 'tear' (synonyms).
'off?' becomes 'away' (synonyms).
'responsible for' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for tearaway that I've seen before include "Reckless and impetuous person" , "Hothead" , "rebel" , "unruly character" , "reckless type" .)