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Steps taken to deceive left-wing extremist (7)


I believe the answer is:


'steps taken' is the definition.
(dance steps)

'deceive left-wing extremist' is the wordplay.
'deceive' becomes 'fox' (foxing is a kind of deceiving).
'left-wing extremist' becomes 'trot' (short for Trotskyist).

'to' is the link.

(Other definitions for foxtrot that I've seen before include "Ballroom dance in quadruple time" , "Lively ballroom dance" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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