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Sweet courses prepared (7)


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'sweet' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how one could define the other.

'courses prepared' is the wordplay.
'prepared' indicates anagramming the letters.
'courses' with letters rearranged gives 'SUCROSE'.

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(Other definitions for sucrose that I've seen before include "Sugar's required" , "Basis of cane sugar" , "Sweet compound" , "Sweetening agent -- Croesus (anag)" , "Something in nectar" .)

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