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Craft gin trade to show rise (8)


I believe the answer is:


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

'craft gin trade' is the wordplay.
'craft' indicates anagramming the letters (letters must be crafted into a new form).
'gintrade' with letters rearranged gives 'GRADIENT'.

'to show' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for gradient that I've seen before include "Inclination" , "Treading (anag) - slope" , "Measure of slope" , "Angle of slope" , "Slope or incline" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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