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A mind to be in the lead (5)


I believe the answer is:


'be in the lead' is the definition.

'a mind' is the wordplay.
'mind' becomes 'head' (synonyms).

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for ahead that I've seen before include "in van" , "likely to win?" , "In the lead, in advance" , "Winning" , "In front as in race" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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