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Rope caught with skill (5)


I believe the answer is:


'rope' is the definition.
(I know that cable is a type of rope)

'caught with skill' is the wordplay.
'caught' becomes 'c' (cricket abbreviation).
'with skill' becomes 'able' (able can mean capable or skilful).

(Other definitions for cable that I've seen before include "Communication - wire - 200 yards in length" , "Strong suspension bridge made of wire" , "A message transmitted" , "Wire; message" , "Conductor for transmitting electric power" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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