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Snappy reply from a rotter? (6)


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'snappy reply' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'from a rotter?' is the wordplay.
'from' indicates anagramming the letters (from the letters).
'rotter' with letters rearranged gives 'RETORT'.

(Other definitions for retort that I've seen before include "Long-necked glass vessel" , "one used in lab" , "A quick, sharp reply" , "Quick rejoinder" , "Chem. flask; sharp answer" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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