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Pity's stirred by those influenced by drink (5)

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I believe the answer is:

tipsy

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'those influenced by drink' is the definition.
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'pity's stirred' is the wordplay.
'stirred' indicates an anagram.
'pitys' with letters rearranged gives 'TIPSY'.

'by' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for tipsy that I've seen before include "affected by drink" , "A bit drunk" , "Rather drunk" , "1 over 8" , "Loaded" .)

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