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Lie about honeyed wine as fruity quencher (7)


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'fruity quencher' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'lie about honeyed wine' is the wordplay.
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'honeyed wine' becomes 'mead'.
'lie' enclosing 'mead' is 'LIMEADE'.

'as' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for limeade that I've seen before include "Winter festival" , "soft drink" , "Fizzy drink" , "Citrus drink" , "it's a soft one" .)

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