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Make a mistake with assignment (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

errand

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Here is my best explanation:

'assignment' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Short assignment ' mean 'errand' so perhaps 'assignment' could also mean 'errand')

'make a mistake with' is the wordplay.
'make a mistake' becomes 'err' ('err' can be a synonym of 'make a mistake').
'with' becomes 'and' (I've seen this before).
'err'+'and'='ERRAND'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for errand that I've seen before include "Short journey to get or bring", "Short assignment", "Delivery journey", "Short mission -- ran red (anag)", "Task involving trip", "Messenger's job", "A short journey to deliver orget goods", "run one", "Short journey to carry message for Renard" and "In purposeful trip".)

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