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Caution — answer is cryptic (8)


I believe the answer is:


'caution' is the definition.
(wariness is a kind of caution)

'answer is cryptic' is the wordplay.
'cryptic' indicates an anagram.
'answeris' with letters rearranged gives 'WARINESS'.

(Other definitions for wariness that I've seen before include "Caution, watchfulnes" , "Circumspection" , "State of caution" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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