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Funny thing to find in a bottle (3)


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'funny' is the definition.
(I know that funny can be written as rum)

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(Other definitions for rum that I've seen before include "Spirit (in the punch?)" , "tipple" , "Queer" , "Unusual" , "Odd like drink distilled from molasses" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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