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'Clash' group's approaching start of gig (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

clang

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Here is my best explanation:

'clash' is the definition.
('clang' can be a synonym of 'clash')

'group's approaching start of gig' is the wordplay.
'group' becomes 'clan' (clan is a kind of group**).
'approaching' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'start of' says to take the initial letters.
The first letter of 'gig' is 'g'.
'clan'+'g'='CLANG'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for clang that I've seen before include "Noise as of cymbals", "Noise from crane", "Toll of a bell", "Loud resonant noise", "The sound of metal on metal", "Jangle", "Metallic sound", "Metallic noise", "A loud ringing sound" and "Resonant metallic sound".)

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