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Swimmer feeling around (3)


I believe the answer is:


'swimmer' is the definition.
(eel is a kind of aquatic vertebrate)

'feeling around' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates a hidden word.
'EEL' can be found hidden inside 'feeling'.

(Other definitions for eel that I've seen before include "Long thin fish" , "A sea snake" , "slipper" , "Electric swimmer, perhaps?" , "Slippery swimmer (may be jellied)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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