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Tree finally planted during party? Nonsense (10)


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Here is my best explanation:

'nonsense' is the definition.

(balderdash is a kind of nonsense)

'tree finally planted during party?' is the subsidiary indication.

I cannot really understand how this works, but

'tree' could be 'alder' (alder is a kind of tree) and 'alder' is present in the answer.

This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for balderdash that I've seen before include "Bunk", "Twaddle", "tripe", "Claptrap", "Poppycock", "cobblers > GAME", "Piffle", "Cobblers", "rot" and "Senseless talk".)

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