Définitions énigmatiques

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It’s a swindle within a swindle but something to help you go up in the world ! (7)

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Swizzle?

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No Ally, think...

The old man of hoy etc

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Rackets - swindle.
Stacker? I had already dismissed that because I could not get it to fit the clue.

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Sir Edmond Hilary probably used one or two...

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So is 'stacker' the answer then? If it is, please would you explain, because I just don't get that.

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Sherpas is the immediate thing I think of with Sir Edmond Hilary, but could it be ramp inside con, ie crampon? Though I can't see how 'ramp' can be a swindle.
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noun

4. INFORMAL•BRITISH
a swindle, especially one involving a fraudulent increase of the price of a share.
"the Stock Exchange is investigating two blatant share ramps"
Okay, that explains that one.

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orderly?

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