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Returned note about a girl, a reckless individual (7)


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'individual' is the definition.
(hothead is a kind of individual)

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(Other definitions for hothead that I've seen before include "Quick-tempered person" , "maniac" , "Daredevil" , "Excitable person" , "An impetuous person with warm cranium" .)

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