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Spa got alternative power as temporary measure (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stopgap

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Here is my best explanation:

'temporary measure' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'spa got alternative power' is the wordplay.
'alternative' indicates anagramming the letters.
'power' becomes 'p'.
'spa'+'got'='spagot'
'spagot' is an anagram of 'stopga'.
'stopga'+'p'='STOPGAP'

'as' is the link.

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(Other definitions for stopgap that I've seen before include "Temporary solution", "Makeshift", "Temporary fix", "A temporary substitute or solution", "Interim", "Temporary measure", "Substitute", "Improvisation", "Provisional" and "Temporary substitute".)

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