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Eagerness to get at mince pie's deplorable (10)


I believe the answer is:


'eagerness' is the definition.

'at mince pie's deplorable' is the wordplay.
'deplorable' indicates anagramming the letters.
'atmincepie' anagrammed gives 'IMPATIENCE'.

'to get' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for impatience that I've seen before include "Irritation at delay" , "Unreasonable haste" , "Lack of tolerance" , "which poor waiter reveals" , "agitation" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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