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Replace the acre with a metric measurement (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a metric measurement' is the definition.
(hectare is a metric unit)

'replace the acre' is the wordplay.
'replace' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'replacing' mean this (placing again)).
'theacre' with letters rearranged gives 'HECTARE'.

'with' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for hectare that I've seen before include "Metric land area" , "Metric unit of area" , "10,000 squaer metres" , "Extent" , "10,000 square metres" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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