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Sauce, when cold, goes in sort of boat (7)


I believe the answer is:


'sauce' is the definition.
(Tabasco sauce is an example)

'when cold goes in sort of boat' is the wordplay.
'when' becomes 'as' (eg 'when I walked' means 'as I walked').
'cold' becomes 'c' (eg on taps).
'goes in' is an insertion indicator.
'sort of' indicates anagramming the letters.
'boat' anagrammed gives 'tabo'.
'asc' going into 'tabo' is 'TABASCO'.

(Other definitions for tabasco that I've seen before include "ASBO Act (anag) - hot stuff!" , "Red pepper sauce" , "A hot spicy sauce" , "condiment?" , "Mexican state; pungent sauce" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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