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Cryptic crossword type clue

Spie? (5,4)

This is meant to be a clue that could appear in a cryptic crossword.

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Pretty sure this is intended to be:

MINCE PIES (the Christmas delicacy)

Since:

'SPIE' is an anagram of 'PIES', and 'mince' could reasonably be used as an anagram indicator in this way. Hence 'SPIE' is one way that you could mince PIES...

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    $\begingroup$ It strikes me that this is more an 'inverted' cryptic clue of sorts, since the answer we are trying to deduce is pretty much some wordplay that could be used as a clue in itself. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 11, 2022 at 23:15
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    $\begingroup$ A bit like the common "gegs"... $\endgroup$
    – Stevo
    Jun 12, 2022 at 2:16
  • $\begingroup$ Great job, yes like 'gegs' @Stevo $\endgroup$
    – tom
    Jun 12, 2022 at 17:14

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