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Would it hurt to give the scamp a look? (6)


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'would it hurt' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'give the scamp a look?' is the wordplay.
'give' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'the scamp' becomes 'imp' ('imp' can be a synonym of 'scamp').
'a look?' becomes 'air' (something might have a certain air or look).
'imp' put next to 'air' is 'IMPAIR'.

'to' is the link.

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(Other definitions for impair that I've seen before include "Damage or handicap" , "Reduce" , "Courteous man (colloq.)" , "Weaken, damage" , "Hobble" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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