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Betting journalist was rushed (4)


I believe the answer is:


'rushed' is the definition.
('speed' can be a synonym of 'rush')

'betting journalist' is the wordplay.
'betting' becomes 'sp'.
'journalist' becomes 'ed' (short for editor).

'was' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for sped that I've seen before include "Raced, hurried" , "Travelled quickly" , "Hastened" , "Rushed" , "Moved quickly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Daily Express.
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