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Delighted to detect, you say (4)

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I believe the answer is:

sent

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'delighted' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are past participle verbs, I can't see how they can define each other.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for sent that I've seen before include "old money in Tallinn", "Noiseless", "Shipped", "Remitted", "Told to go - enthralled", "Posted", "Despatched", "Transported", "Dispatched" and "Transmitted".)

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