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Solve the cryptic clues below to create the final clue. Solve the final clue.

  1. Sick inside broken seats causes amputation (8)
  2. Fowl gets drunk barside (7)
  3. Chaotic print aped captured preposition (7, 2)
  4. Endless instances malfunction (9)
  5. Center of Liechtenstein and Nicaragua's lovely sport (6)
  6. Play tune with two helpings of rosemary, first get refund (6)
  7. Dubois has woven silk (3)

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  1. Endless instances malfunction (9)

INCESSANT ("endless" as def, anagram of "instances")

  1. Play tune with two helpings of rosemary, first get refund (6)

RETURN ("tune" plus two helpings of R as "rosemary first", "play" indicates anagram, and "refund" as def)

Metacryptic (making use of clues solved by Silenus and Will):

Tailless seabird trapped in incessant tennis return web (8)

Final solution:

INTERNET (tailless seabird = TER(N), incessant tennis = TENNI(S), "return" means put it backwards before inserting TER; "web" as def)

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  • $\begingroup$ @Silenus Unless just "web" is the definition. $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2017 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you're right! $\endgroup$
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 11, 2017 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ I believe I know the solution to the final clue... $\endgroup$
    – DyingIsFun
    Jan 11, 2017 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Silenus As do I $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Jan 11, 2017 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Silenus Something to do with "web" as in internet? $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2017 at 19:40
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Partial answer

Chaotic print aped captured preposition (7, 2)

printaped* = TRAPPED IN

Center of Liechtenstein and Nicaragua's lovely sport (6)

Liech(ten)stein + Ni's = TENNIS

Play tune with two helpings of rosemary, first get refund (6)

tunerr* = RETURN

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Partial Answer

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TAILLESS (ILL[sick] inside TA ESS[SEATS*]; [def] amputation)

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SEABIRD ([def] fowl; BARSIDE*)

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WEB (W.E.B.[Du Bois]; [def] woven silk])

The final clue is:

Tailless seabird trapped in incessant tennis return web (8)

And its answer is

INTERNET (TER(n)[seabird] inserted in[trapped in] IN NET[tenni(s)<]; [def] web)

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    $\begingroup$ "incessant tennis" is tennis without the end: "TENNI". Reversing it will give you what you need. So the missing word must clue reversing (or anagramming). $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2017 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ I have a better explanation for the metacryptic: "incessant tennis" = TENNI. $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2017 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain But I put it into my answer before your comment :-) $\endgroup$ Jan 11, 2017 at 19:46

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