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Price paid for lettuce and last of beetroot (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cost

'price paid' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'lettuce and last of beetroot' is the wordplay.
'lettuce' becomes 'cos' (cos is a kind of lettuce).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'last of' indicates one should take the final letters.
The final letter of 'beetroot' is 't'.
'cos'+'t'='COST'

'for' is the link.

(Other definitions for cost that I've seen before include "Outlay required to buy" , "estimate price" , "Total spent for goods or services" , "penalty" , "Amount to pay" .)

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