No back story, no setting, no theme, simply a cryptic clue to solve:

Starts to taste rather Mediterranean, some lemon too, regularly mixed with another's top condiment.

Since cryptic clues traditionally indicate the number of letters in the solution, I'll provide that as a hint:


After some feedback on my previous questions, hopefully this is a little better. However, criticism is still welcome. It's been a while since I've written one of these so I may well have forgotten some of the rules.

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It looks like


as this is

A condiment and the initial letters of (Starts to)
Taste Rather Mediterranean, Some Lemon Too
mixed (anagrammed) with Anothers top - i.e. the letter A's

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Impressive, especially since "another's top" for six As isn't really fair, in my opinion. Oh, and I think the second T comes from "too", which means that all consonants are already in order, so the mixing really is intertwining. $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Jun 15 '17 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ Was scrolling through a list of condiments and didn't get to this one by the time it was solved :) Did you know it off the top of your head? - If so :O :O :O $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 15 '17 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I originally had "peppered" instead of "mixing". I only changed to mixing to make the sentence seem more natural. I've added one word to improve it without changing the rationale. $\endgroup$ Jun 15 '17 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @MOehm - You are right about T from 'too' (not first 'to')! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Jun 15 '17 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ @JamesWebster Adding that regularly would effectively make the CC no longer valid because you aren't actually using it and it's not a connector. $\endgroup$
    – n_plum
    Jun 15 '17 at 14:16

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