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Caution: answer is wrong (8)


I believe the answer is:


'caution' is the definition.
(I know that wariness is a type of caution)

'answer is wrong' is the wordplay.
'wrong' indicates anagramming the letters.
'answeris' with letters rearranged gives 'WARINESS'.

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

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph and The Times.
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