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Extends message, suggesting only honest communication? (5,3)

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I believe the answer is:

spins out

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'extends' is the definition.
(spinning out is a kind of extending)

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This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for spins out that I've seen before include "Extends", "explanation for using fast bowlers only?" and "Prolongs".)

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