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Consider clearing fine jellied food (3)


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'jellied food' is the definition.
'eel' can be an answer for 'food' (eel is a kind of food). I am not sure about the 'jellied' bit.

'consider clearing fine' is the wordplay.
'consider' becomes 'feel' (I've seen this before).
'clearing' suggests deleting specific letters.
'fine' becomes 'f' (abbreviation).
'feel' with 'f' taken out is 'EEL'.

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(Other definitions for eel that I've seen before include "A sea snake" , "Slender fish" , "slipper" , "elusive person" , "Ribbon-like fish" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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