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Relay broadcast ahead of time (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'ahead of time' is the definition.
('early' can be a synonym of 'ahead of time')

'relay broadcast' is the subsidiary indication.
'broadcast' indicates an anagram.
'relay' with letters rearranged gives 'early'.


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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for early that I've seen before include "New-season", "Forward", "This bird catches the worm", "'The ..... bird catches the worm'", "Prematurely", "Primitive - ahead of time", "at start of day", "Beforehand", "Before the ETA" and "in the morning?".)

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