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Creatures that are party to a terrible crime (7)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'creatures' is the definition.

(dormouse is a kind of creature)

'are party to a terrible crime' is the subsidiary indication.

'are party' becomes 'do'.

'to a terrible' is an anagram indicator.

'crime' with letters rearranged gives 'rmice'.


'that' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for dormice that I've seen before include "For these heavy sleepers", "Animals", "Bushy-tailed rodents", "Creatures", "They will hibernate", "Little hibernating rodents", "Field rodents", "Rodents", "Furry animals" and "Small field rodents".)


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