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What could be finer than a riddle? (5)


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'a riddle?' is the definition.
(riddle is a kind of sieve)

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(Other definitions for sieve that I've seen before include "Kitchen strainer" , "Eratosthenes' invention" , "used by the Jumblies" , "Mesh used for straining or sifting" , "Forgetful head is like it" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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