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Sweet little program the work of creative types (5,4)

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I believe the answer is:

apple tart

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'sweet' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'little program the work of creative types' is the wordplay.
'little' means to remove the last letter (the word is not quite complete).
'program' becomes 'applet'.
'the work of creative types' becomes 'tart' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'applet' with its last letter taken away is 'apple'.
'apple'+'tart'='APPLE-TART'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for apple tart that I've seen before include "Pastry", "dessert", "Dessert" and "Sweet".)

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