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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. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jan 11 '17 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you're right! $\endgroup$ – GrimGrom Jan 11 '17 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ I believe I know the solution to the final clue... $\endgroup$ – GrimGrom Jan 11 '17 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Silenus As do I $\endgroup$ – Will Jan 11 '17 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Silenus Something to do with "web" as in internet? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jan 11 '17 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

1.

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

2.

SEABIRD ([def] fowl; BARSIDE*)

7.

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). $\endgroup$ – GentlePurpleRain Jan 11 '17 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ I have a better explanation for the metacryptic: "incessant tennis" = TENNI. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jan 11 '17 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain But I put it into my answer before your comment :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jan 11 '17 at 19:46

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