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Truce broken at the dining table! (5)


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'the dining table' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
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'truce broken' is the wordplay.
'broken' indicates an anagram.
'truce' with letters rearranged gives 'CRUET'.

'at' is the link.

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(Other definitions for cruet that I've seen before include "Container for condiments" , "Small container for salt or pepper" , "Pepper holder?" , "Truce over container for table" , "Set of containers for salt, pepper, oil, vinegar etc" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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