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A spice you could manage to point out for me (7)


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'a spice' is the definition.
(I know that pimento is a type of spice)

'point out for me' is the wordplay.
'point' becomes 'p' (abbreviation).
'out' becomes 'mento' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'for' means one lot of letters go next to another (I've seen this in other clues).
'me' becomes 'I'.
'mento' after 'i' is 'imento'.

'you could manage to' is the link.
I am not very happy about this link. Some or all of it may belong to another bit of the clue.

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(Other definitions for pimento that I've seen before include "Spicy berries" , "Type of pepper" , "Allspice - top mine (anag)" , "Something spicy" , "Vegetable" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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