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Extra box with digit on the outside (2,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

to spare

Here is my best explanation:

'extra' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'box with digit on the outside' is the subsidiary indication.

'box with' becomes 'spar' (sparring is a kind of boxing. I am not sure about the 'with' bit.**).

'digit' becomes 'toe' (toe is a kind of digit).

'on the outside' indicates putting letters inside.

'spar' going inside 'toe' is 'tospare'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Another definition for to spare that I've seen is "Left over".)

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