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Otherwise take spicy alcohol-laced treat! (5,4)


I believe the answer is:

tipsy cake

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'alcohol-laced treat' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'otherwise take spicy' is the wordplay.
'otherwise' is an anagram indicator.
'takespicy' is an anagram of 'TIPSY-CAKE'.

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(Other definitions for tipsy cake that I've seen before include "Pudding" , "Dessert of sponge soaked with wine or spirits" , "sweet" , "Dessert of pastry, almonds and wine" , "Trifle with alcohol, almonds and crystallised fruit" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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