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Is pate smeared with curds when they are thrown? (7,4)

Ross

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'they are thrown?' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I cannot tell whether this works.

'is pate smeared with curds' is the wordplay.
'smeared with' indicates an anagram.
'is'+'pate'='ispate'
'ispate' anagrammed with 'curds' can make 'CUSTARD PIES'.

'when' acts as a link.

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(Another definition for custard pies that I've seen is "Slapstick comedy missiles".)