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Stubborn, small pet (5)


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'stubborn' is the definition.

'small pet' is the wordplay.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'pet' becomes 'tiff' (I've seen this before).

(Other definitions for stiff that I've seen before include "Rigid, unbending", "cheat", "Unyielding", "Formal", "Awkward".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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