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Are consul cooks party to theft? (9)


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'to theft?' is the definition.
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'are consul cooks' is the wordplay.
'cooks' is an anagram indicator.
'areconsul' anagrammed gives 'LARCENOUS'.

'party' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for larcenous that I've seen before include "Inclined to appropriate" , "Related to theft" , "thieving" , "Criminal" , "concerning certain crimes" .)

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