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Face up to fermented hot drink (3,2,3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cup of tea

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Here is my best explanation:

'hot drink' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'face up to fermented' is the subsidiary indication.
'fermented' is an anagram indicator.
'face'+'up'+'to'='faceupto'
'faceupto' with letters rearranged gives 'cupoftea'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for cup of tea that I've seen before include "Face pout (anag.)", "The English panacea", "Hot drink" and "Our national panacea - personal field of interest".)

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