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Instrument of torture set out for the game (7)


I believe the answer is:


'the game' is the definition.
(rackets is a racket sport)

'instrument of torture set out' is the wordplay.
'instrument' becomes 'rack' (rack is a kind of instrument).
'of torture' indicates an anagram (I've seen 'torturing' mean this).
'out' is an insertion indicator.
'set' is an anagram of 'ets'.
'rack' inserted into 'ets' is 'RACKETS'.

'for' is the link.

(Other definitions for rackets that I've seen before include "may be covered in the press" , "Game - noises" , "Criminal activities" , "Stringed bats or loud sessions" , "that are often slammed in court" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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