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Article on bungled capture is initially aiding recovery (11)


I believe the answer is:


'aiding recovery' is the definition.
(something therapeutic aids recovery)

'article on bungled capture is initially' is the wordplay.
'article' becomes 'the' (the definite article).
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (in a down clue, letters appear on others).
'bungled' indicates an anagram.
'initially' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letter of 'is' is 'i'.
'capturei' anagrammed gives 'rapeutic'.

(Other definitions for therapeutic that I've seen before include "Sanative" , "of healthy properties" , "Contributing to good heath" , "Curative" , "to improve one's health" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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