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Ban this crook liquor (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

absinth

'liquor' is the definition.
(absinth is a kind of liquor)

'ban this crook' is the wordplay.
'crook' is an anagram indicator (a crooked or broken form of the letters).
'ban'+'this'='banthis'
'banthis' is an anagram of 'ABSINTH'.

(Other definitions for absinth that I've seen before include "sort of liqueur", "(Originally) a wormwood-based liqueur", "Aniseed-flavoured liqueur", "Strong liqueur with wormwood and anise", "Shrubby plant".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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