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Aid sent off as an alternative (7)


I believe the answer is:


'as an alternative' is the definition.

'aid sent off' is the wordplay.
'off' is an anagram indicator.
'aidsent' is an anagram of 'INSTEAD'.

(Other definitions for instead that I've seen before include "Rather - detains (anag)" , "Stained (anag)" , "use this as a replacement" , "In place (of)" , "As a substitute" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express.
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