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Splendid drink knocked back (5)


I believe the answer is:


'splendid' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'drink knocked back' is the wordplay.
'drink' becomes 'lager' (lager is a kind of drink).
'knocked back' says the letters should be written backwards.
'lager' reversed gives 'REGAL'.

(Other definitions for regal that I've seen before include "Grand and imposing" , "King-like" , "Royal - 5 down (anag)" , "Fit for a king" , "Kingly or queenly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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