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Wildly throw a scare about a race (7)


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'wildly throw a scare about a race' is the definition.
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'throw a scare about a race' is the wordplay.
'throw' is an anagram indicator.
'about' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'a race' becomes 'tt'.
'scare' anagrammed gives 'scaer'.
'scaer' placed around 'tt' is 'SCATTER'.

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(Other definitions for scatter that I've seen before include "Disperse, thrown around" , "Strew over an area" , "Throw loosely about" , "Broadcast" , "Distribute loosely" .)

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