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Makes great efforts to dissolve tablets (7)


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'makes great efforts' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are verbs in their -s form, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

'dissolve tablets' is the wordplay.
'dissolve' indicates anagramming the letters.
'tablets' with letters rearranged gives 'BATTLES'.

'to' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for battles that I've seen before include "Campaigns" , "Military set pieces" , "Fights, conflicts" , "Lengthy conflicts" , "Military engagements" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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