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Remove a slip (5)


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'remove' is the definition.
(to erase is to remove)

'a slip' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'a' is present in the answer.
The remaining letters 'erse' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for erase that I've seen before include "Kill" , "Remove all traces of" , "Blank out" , "Remove from memory" , "Clear" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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