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Flaming hot tinned dip? (12)


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'flaming hot tinned dip?' is the definition.
'incandescent' can be an answer for 'flaming' (thesaurus). I am not certain of the 'hot tinned dip?' bit.

'tinned dip?' is the wordplay.
'tinned' becomes 'incan' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'dip?' becomes 'descent' (dip is a kind of descent).

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(Other definitions for incandescent that I've seen before include "extremely angry" , "Mad" , "Furious" , "Brilliant" , "Glowing brightly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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