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Workmate's getting rid of wart with cure (5)

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I believe the answer is:

smoke

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'cure' is the definition.

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This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for smoke that I've seen before include "'There's no . . . . . without fire'", "Use a cigarette", "Cure (food) - endanger health!", "Emit fumes", "product", "Product of combustion", "Use tobacco", "cause of a cough?", "Use cigarettes" and "Fumigate; cigarette".)

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