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Many a test is ethical (5)


I believe the answer is:


'ethical' is the definition.
('moral' can be a synonym of 'ethical')

'many a test' is the wordplay.
'many' becomes 'm' (**).
'a test' becomes 'oral' (oral is a kind of test).

'is' is the link.

(Other definitions for moral that I've seen before include "Pertaining to right and wrong conduct" , "Lesson offered by story" , "ethical principle" , "Righteous" , "Lesson of a fable" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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