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Soaring via an interchange (5)


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'soaring' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are adjectives, I can't understand how one could define the other.

'via an interchange' is the wordplay.
'via an' anagrams to 'AVIAN'.
Though, I'm not clear how the anagram is indicated.

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(Other definitions for avian that I've seen before include "Pertaining to or characteristic of birds" , "Lizard with adhesive foot-pads" , "Like rails, for example" , "To do with birds - like a dangerous flu" , "Relating to birds" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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