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Bible character made a mistake dropping ecstasy (4)


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'ecstasy' is the definition.

'bible character made a mistake dropping' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'character' could be 'm' and 'm' is found in the answer.
'a' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'da' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for adam that I've seen before include "Male" , "First person" , "first in the race?" , "First guy" , "expelled gardener" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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