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Said soldiers set no diet (9)


I believe the answer is:


'said' is the definition.
(mentioning is a kind of saying)

'soldiers set no diet' is the wordplay.
'soldiers' becomes 'men' (men can mean a group of soldiers).
'set' indicates anagramming the letters (instruction to set the letters).
'nodiet' is an anagram of 'tioned'.

(Other definitions for mentioned that I've seen before include "Brought up" , "Made reference to" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express.
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