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Cream were first to get drunk (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'drunk' is the definition.


'cream were first' is the subsidiary indication.

'cream' becomes 'pick' ('pick' can be a synonym of 'cream').

'were first' becomes 'led'.


'to get' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for pickled that I've seen before include "Soused", "Drunk (as a gherkin?)", "Brahms and Liszt", "Preserved in vinegar or brine", "Blotto", "Preserved - drunk", "preserved in vinegar" and "Preserved in liquid".)


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