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Retired pilot's explosive deed (7)


I believe the answer is:


'deed' is the definition.

'retired pilot's explosive' is the wordplay.
'retired' becomes 'ex' (prefix meaning former or onetime).
'explosive' is an anagram indicator.
'pilot' anagrammed gives 'ploit'.

(Other definitions for exploit that I've seen before include "Benefit from" , "Take advantage of - feat" , "Heroic achievement" , "The deed to make gain from" , "Bunk" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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