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Al cries out for cakes (7)


I believe the answer is:


'for cakes' is the definition.
(eclair is a type of cake)

'al cries out' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates an anagram (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'alcries' with letters rearranged gives 'ECLAIRS'.

(Other definitions for eclairs that I've seen before include "Elongated cream puffs" , "Cream cakes" , "Oblong pastries" , "Choux pastries with cream and chocolate icing" , "sticky fingers" .)

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