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Poach starter of scallops and duck (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'poach' is the definition.


'starter of scallops and duck' is the subsidiary indication.

'starter of' suggests taking the first letters.

'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'duck' becomes 'teal' (teal is a kind of duck).

The first letter of 'scallops' is 's'.


This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for steal that I've seen before include "Take without permission", "bargain?", "Nick", "Take unlawfully", "Plagiarise", "bag", "Filch", "Lift - pocket", "Pilfer" and "Make off with".)


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