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Poison one is about to mix into (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

aconite

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Here is my best explanation:

'poison' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'one is about to mix into' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'ace' ('ace' can be a synonym of 'one'**).
'is about' is an insertion indicator.
'to mix' is an anagram indicator.
'into' with letters rearranged gives 'onit'.
'ace' enclosing 'onit' is 'ACONITE'.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for aconite that I've seen before include "Spring flower - poison", "Flower, for example monkshood or wolfsbane", "Plant", "Poisonous flowering plant", "potential killer" and "Yellow-flowered plant".)

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