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Change for the better? (9)


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'change for the better?' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'the better?' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'the' could be 't' (the is pronounced as a 't' sound in some dialects) and 't' is located in the answer.
'better?' could be 'amend' (synonyms) and 'amend' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'men' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for amendment that I've seen before include "the fifth one benefiting Uncle Sam's defendants?" , "a bit of a change!" , "Addition or alteration, to a motion or official document, say" , "Corrective treatment" , "Change designed to improve a text" .)

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