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Warns of later modification (second) (6)


I believe the answer is:


'warns' is the definition.
(alerting is a kind of warning)

'later modification second' is the wordplay.
'modification' indicates anagramming the letters.
'second' becomes 's' (common abbreviation).
'later' is an anagram of 'alert'.

'of' is the link.

(Other definitions for alerts that I've seen before include "Warns, draws attention to" , "Alarms, warning signals" , "Puts on guard, warns about impending danger" , "Puts on guard, forewarns" , "danger-signals" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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