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"Old Fruit" competed in the race, in short (7)


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'old fruit' is the definition.
'currant' can be an answer for 'fruit' (currant is a kind of fruit). I am not certain of the 'old' bit.

'competed in the race in short' is the wordplay.
'competed' becomes 'ran' (running is a kind of competing).
'in the' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'race in short' becomes 'curt' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'ran' placed within 'curt' is 'CURRANT'.

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(Other definitions for currant that I've seen before include "Edible berry, red or black" , "Small dried seedless grape" , "Small black raisin" , "The berry sounds electric" , "Extirpate" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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