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Tested guided missile power at first (7)


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'tested' is the definition.

Although both the answer and definition are past participle verbs, I don't understand how one could define the other.

'guided missile power at first' is the subsidiary indication.

'guided' becomes 'led' ('lead' can be a synonym of 'guide').

'missile' becomes 'sam' (SAM is an example).

'power' becomes 'p'.

'at first' means one lot of letters go next to another.


'led' after 'samp' is 'sampled'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for sampled that I've seen before include "Tried", "Tasted" and "tried".)


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