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Young fox (3)

Ross

I think it could be either:

cub

kid
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(Other definitions for cub that I've seen before include "Young bear or lion" , "Junior scout; puppy" , "Baby animal, bear say" , "Young newspaper reporter" , "Young one" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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