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Short cut to make cheese? (4)


I believe the answer is:


'cheese?' is the definition.
(I know that Brie is a cheese)

'short cut' is the wordplay.
'short' becomes 'brief' (similar in meaning).
'cut' means to remove the last letter.
'brief' with its last letter taken off is 'BRIE'.

'to make' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for brie that I've seen before include "cheesy stuff" , "Kind of soft cheese" , "Food" , "Soft and creamy mild white cheese" , "cheese-producing region" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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