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Mollusc is cooked with Oban Ale (7)


I believe the answer is:


'mollusc' is the definition.
(abalone is a kind of mollusc)

'cooked with oban ale' is the wordplay.
'cooked' indicates anagramming the letters (letters cooked into a new form).
'with' says to put letters next to each other.
'oban' put next to 'ale' is 'obanale'.
'obanale' with letters rearranged gives 'ABALONE'.

'is' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for abalone that I've seen before include "Mollusc, the sea-ear" , "Ormer, ear shell" , "Source of mother-of-pearl" , "something to eat from the sea" , "Sea food must be found" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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