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Heard green drink is sweet (8)


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

'heard green drink' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'drink' could be 'pop' (pop is a kind of drink) and 'pop' is found within the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for lollipop that I've seen before include "Woman seeing children safely across the road" , "Boiled sweet" , "Ice confection" , "Sweetmeat" , "Sucked sweet" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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