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Gift from foreign criminal female intercepts (8)


I believe the answer is:


'gift' is the definition.
(offering is a kind of gift)

'foreign criminal female intercepts' is the wordplay.
'criminal' indicates an anagram.
'female' becomes 'f' (common abbreviation).
'intercepts' is an insertion indicator.
'foreign' with letters rearranged gives 'ofering'.
'ofering' enclosing 'f' is 'OFFERING'.

'from' is the link.

(Other definitions for offering that I've seen before include "Oblation", "Present", "Presenting for acceptance or rejection", "Gift presented for acceptance", "Money contributed at a religious service".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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