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Scam kind partner (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

consort

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Here is my best explanation:

'partner' is the definition.
('consort' can be a synonym of 'partner')

'scam kind' is the wordplay.
'scam' becomes 'con' (I've seen this before).
'kind' becomes 'sort' ('sort' can be a synonym of 'kind'**).
'con'+'sort'='CONSORT'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for consort that I've seen before include "Group playing music", "Small group; spouse", "Companion; ship sailing with another", "companion", "Partner", "Habitually associate (with)", "wife, perhaps", "Hang out with", "Marriage partner" and "helpmate".)

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