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An éclair's fancy - and dangerous to eat (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

arsenical

Here is my best explanation:

'dangerous to eat' is the definition.

'an eclair's fancy' is the subsidiary indication.

'fancy' indicates anagramming the letters.

'an'+'eclairs'='aneclairs'

'aneclairs' anagrammed gives 'arsenical'.

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for arsenical that I've seen before include "deadly combination", "Like a certain element", "Mortal" and "containing poison".)

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