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Youngster cooking ate leg (6)


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'youngster' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

'cooking ate leg' is the wordplay.
'cooking' indicates anagramming the letters (cook can mean to falsify or distort).
'ateleg' with letters rearranged gives 'EAGLET'.

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(Other definitions for eaglet that I've seen before include "Young keen-sighted bird" , "Raptor chick" , "Eyrie resident" , "Get ale for the young bird" , "A young raptor" .)

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