Here is a cryptic clue, can you solve it?

A drink around pledge's entrance- makes walking elevated with a bit of risk. Elementary? Certainly fiction! (15)


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I think the answer is



"A drink" - RUM
"around pledge's entrance" - PLE is pledge's entrance and RUM is around (close to) this
"makes walking elevated" - STILT
"with a bit of risk" - SK (end of risk)
"Elementary?" - IN (In is the chemical symbol for the element Indium)
"Certainly fiction!" - RUMPLESTILTSKIN is a fictional character

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    $\begingroup$ What is the "gluten stag" reference? It looks a little like a German greeting - is that it? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ "Guten Tag!" is hello in German. Yet ls is added, in that order. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 10, 2020 at 19:19

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