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Request directions before outing? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

entreat

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Here is my best explanation:

'request' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'directions before outing?' is the wordplay.
'directions' becomes 'en' (I've seen this in other clues**).
'before' says to put letters next to each other.
'outing?' becomes 'treat'.
'en'+'treat'='ENTREAT'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for entreat that I've seen before include "Ask (someone) anxiously", "petition", "Ask (someone) earnestly", "Beg earnestly, beseech", "Earnestly beg", "Pray", "Beg earnestly, plead with", "Beg earnestly, implore", "Beg earnestly, appeal" and "Petition".)

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