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Awards zero marks? (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oscars

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Here is my best explanation:

'awards' is the definition.
(Oscar is an example)

'zero marks?' is the wordplay.
'zero' becomes 'o'.
'marks?' becomes 'scars' ('scar' can be a synonym of 'mark'**).
'o'+'scars'='OSCARS'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for oscars that I've seen before include "Annual film awards", "Cinema's Academy Awards", "annual handouts", "Film awards", "American film Awards", "American Academy Awards", "Movie awards", "Awards, for dramatic achievements", "Academy awards" and "Trophies".)

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