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Items on French loaves about to fill Yankees? (6)


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'yankees?' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are plural nouns, I cannot see how one could define the other.

'items on french loaves about to fill' is the wordplay.
'items on french loaves' becomes 'bets' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'about' becomes 're' ('re' means regarding or about).
'to fill' is an insertion indicator.
'bets' placed around 're' is 'BERETS'.

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(Other definitions for berets that I've seen before include "headgear" , "Round flattish caps" , "Round flat caps" , "capital investments" , "Soft flat caps" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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