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Said to be an immoral end (4)


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'said' is the definition.
(both can mean spoken)

'be an immoral end' is the wordplay.
'ORAL' is hidden within the letters.
However, I am uncertain how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for oral that I've seen before include "'Spoken, not written (4)'" , "Vocal test" , "Mouth-related" , "Via the mouth" , "Kind of examination" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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