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Fair diversion leading straight on to crash? (5,5)


I believe the answer is:

ghost train

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Here is my best explanation:

'fair diversion' is the definition.

I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot judge whether this works.

'leading straight on to crash?' is the subsidiary indication.

'leading' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'to crash?' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'crash' mean this).

'straight' after 'on' is 'onstraight'.

'onstraight' is an anagram of 'ghosttrain'.


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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for ghost train that I've seen before include "Fairground attraction", "Spooky ride", "funfair ride" and "scary ride".)

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