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Fights to obtain what’s missing for air raid precautions (9)


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'air raid precautions' is the definition.

'fights to obtain what's missing' is the wordplay.
'fights' becomes 'bouts' ('bout' can be a synonym of 'fight').
'to obtain' indicates putting letters inside.
'what's missing' becomes 'lack' (something that is lacking).
'bouts' enclosing 'lack' is 'BLACKOUTS'.

'for' acts as a link.

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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