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Devised scare and obtained a delicacy (8)


I believe the answer is:


'a delicacy' is the definition.
(I have seen 'French delicacy' mean 'escargot' so perhaps 'delicacy' could also mean 'escargot')

'devised scare and obtained' is the wordplay.
'devised' indicates an anagram.
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'obtained' becomes 'got' ('get' can be a synonym of 'obtain').
'scare' anagrammed gives 'escar'.

(Other definitions for escargot that I've seen before include "One continually moving house" , "French delicacy" , "French food" , "Cart goes carrying edible French snail" , "An edible snail from France" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express.
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