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Sprayed with liquid in second: dashed about? (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'sprayed with liquid' is the definition.
(to splatter is to splash with liquid)

'second dashed about?' is the wordplay.
'second' becomes 'latter'.
'dashed' becomes 'sped' (I've seen this before).
'about?' is an insertion indicator.
'latter' going into 'sped' is 'SPLATTERED'.

'in' acts as a link.

I've seen this clue in The Times.