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Taper (6)


I think it could be either:



'taper' is the definition.
(I know that taper can be written as candle)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for candle that I've seen before include "Wax light source" , "Measurement of light" , "Means of illumination" , "It's better to light one than curse the darkness, it's said" , "Old form of illumination" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Independent and the Evening Standard.
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