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Like the path to victory, initially, in an Elgar composition? (6)


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'like the path' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'victory initially in an elgar composition?' is the wordplay.
'initially' indicates taking the first letters.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'composition?' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'composition' mean this).
The first letter of 'victory' is 'v'.
'elgar' with letters rearranged gives 'grael'.
'v' put inside 'grael' is 'GRAVEL'.

'to' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for gravel that I've seen before include "Grit" , "bits of rock" , "Rock fragments and pebbles" , "Small stones for surfacing driveways" , "Stone mixture for paths" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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