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Sir reportedly better for a drink before bed (8)


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'a drink before bed' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'sir reportedly better' is the wordplay.
'sir' becomes 'knight' (knights have the title 'sir').
'reportedly' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'better' becomes 'cap' (I've seen this before).
'knight' is a homophone of 'night'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for nightcap that I've seen before include "that may go to one's head?" , "Head covering" , "Bed wear - late drink" , "Last drink before bed" , "Tipple before retiring" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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