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Aid sent out as alternative (7)


I believe the answer is:


'as alternative' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'aid sent out' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates anagramming the letters (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'aidsent' is an anagram of 'INSTEAD'.

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

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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