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Cream were first to get drunk (7)

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I believe the answer is:

pickled

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Here is my best explanation:

'drunk' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'cream were first' is the wordplay.
'cream' becomes 'pick' ('pick' can be a synonym of 'cream').
'were first' becomes 'led'.
'pick'+'led'='PICKLED'

'to get' is the link.

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