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Rest from dispute, leading retreat (3,2)


I believe the answer is:

let up

'rest' is the definition.

'from dispute leading retreat' is the wordplay.
'from' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'retreat' is a reversal indicator.
'putel' is hidden within 'dispute leading'.
'putel' backwards is 'LET-UP'.

(Other definitions for let up that I've seen before include "Relax one's efforts" , "Abatement" , "Alleviate" , "Slackening" , "Die away, ease off" .)

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