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Rewritten — as lecture — short and sweet (9,5)


I believe the answer is:

charlotte russe

'sweet' is the definition.
(charlotte russe is a kind of sweet)

'rewritten as lecture short' is the wordplay.
'rewritten' indicates an anagram.
'aslectureshort' is an anagram of 'CHARLOTTE RUSSE'.

'and' is the link.

(Other definitions for charlotte russe that I've seen before include "dessert" , "Lady's fingers cupping cream" , "Sponge and custard pudding" , "afters?" , "dish" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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