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Excuse for gift given to prisoner (11)


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'excuse' is the definition.

'gift given to prisoner' is the wordplay.
'gift' becomes 'donation' (donation is a kind of gift).
'given to' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'prisoner' becomes 'con' (abbreviation for 'convict').
'donation' after 'con' is 'CONDONATION'.

'for' acts as a link.

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