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Hurried back to evaluate recount (7)


I believe the answer is:


'recount' is the definition.
('narrate' can be a synonym of 'recount')

'hurried back to evaluate' is the wordplay.
'hurried' becomes 'ran' (running is a kind of hurrying).
'back' says the letters should be written backwards.
'to evaluate' becomes 'rate' (rating is a kind of evaluating).
'ran' backwards is 'nar'.

(Other definitions for narrate that I've seen before include "Set forth" , "Give (film) commentary" , "Report; tell" , "Tell story,recount" , "rehearse" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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