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Make mistake with mission (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

errand

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Here is my best explanation:

'mission' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

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

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for errand that I've seen before include "Job usually involving a short trip", "Native of a former German kingdom", "run one", "purposeful journey", "Short assignment", "Short trip to do a job", "Short journey on behalf of another", "Mission (usually run!)", "Short trip with a mission" and "Commission, task".)

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