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Being agile he lit out (5)


I believe the answer is:


'being agile' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'he lit out' is the wordplay.
'out' is an anagram indicator (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'helit' with letters rearranged gives 'LITHE'.

(Other definitions for lithe that I've seen before include "Supple and limber" , "Able to move and bend gracefully" , "showing flexibility" , "grace" , "Physically flexible or supple" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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