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Small untruth about teetotal Liberal (6)


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'small' is the definition.
(I know that small can be written as little)

'untruth about teetotal liberal' is the wordplay.
'untruth' becomes 'lie' (lie is a kind of untruth).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'teetotal' becomes 'tt' (abbreviation).
'liberal' becomes 'l' (abbreviation).
'lie' going around 'ttl' is 'LITTLE'.

(Other definitions for little that I've seen before include "` `...... pitchers have big ears' '" , "'...... pitchers have large ears'" , "Of no great size" , "part of Stuart in film?" , "Not big, much or important" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun and The Times.
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