Crossword Genius

A step made quickly (5)


I believe the answer is:


'quickly' is the definition.
(I know that quickly can be written as apace)

'a step' is the wordplay.
'step' becomes 'pace' (pace is a kind of step).

'made' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for apace that I've seen before include "at high speed" , "What's quickly" , "Quick" , "(Move on) swiftly" , "flat out" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Telegraph.
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