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Raid carried out without water (4)


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'without water' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'raid carried out' is the wordplay.
'raid' can be anagrammed to 'ARID'.
But, I am not clear how the anagram is indicated.

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(Other definitions for arid that I've seen before include "Dry and withered" , "(Of an area) very dry" , "Drought-hit" , "Very dry, having little rain" , "Dry, devoid of interest" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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