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A cold needs not to spread - get a tissue (8,6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'a tissue' is the definition.
(achilles tendon is a kind of tissue)

'a cold needs not to spread' is the wordplay.
'cold' becomes 'chill' (chill is a kind of cold**).
'to spread' indicates an anagram.
'needs'+'not'='needsnot'
'needsnot' is an anagram of 'estendon'.
'a'+'chill'+'estendon'='ACHILLES' TENDON'

'get' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for achilles tendon that I've seen before include "part of body", "Tissue", "part of leg", "accident spot", "sinew".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.