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The spirit with which a snap may be taken (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

brandy

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Here is my best explanation:

'the spirit' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'with which a snap may be taken' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'with' could be 'and' and 'and' is found in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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