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I spent out getting part of a shoe (6)


I believe the answer is:


'part of a shoe' is the definition.
('instep' is part of 'shoe')

'i spent out getting' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates anagramming the letters (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'getting' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'spent' is an anagram of 'nstep'.

(Other definitions for instep that I've seen before include "Part of foot between toes and ankle" , "Foot arch - conforming" , "Arch area of the foot" , "Top of foot" , "Part of foot (how to march!)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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