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Light basket (7)


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'basket' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are singular nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'light' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'light' could be 'set' (as in to set a fire) and 'set' is present in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for cresset that I've seen before include "Strange secrets of the beacon" , "Fuel container" , "Formerly a light" , "Old form of illumination" , "Old torch" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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