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A couple of exquisite moments (4)


I believe the answer is:


'a couple' is the definition.
(a romantic couple are 'an item')

'of exquisite moments' is the wordplay.
'of' indicates a hidden word.
'ITEM' is hidden in the letters of 'exquisite moments'.

(Other definitions for item that I've seen before include "Report" , "Bit of information" , "Two people romantically linked" , "Detail (in a list)" , "Individual thing" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Sunday Times.
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