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Gang of criminals send a city wild (9)


I believe the answer is:


'gang of criminals' is the definition.
(a criminal syndicate)

'send a city wild' is the wordplay.
'wild' indicates anagramming the letters.
'sendacity' is an anagram of 'SYNDICATE'.

(Other definitions for syndicate that I've seen before include "Team" , "Nay, edicts changed for the business association" , "Organised group of individuals" , "Group of promoters with a common interest" , "Publish simultaneously in a number of newspapers" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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