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First to get over splintered railing (8)


I believe the answer is:


Here is my best explanation:

'first' is the definition.

('original' can be similar in meaning to 'first')

'get over splintered railing' is the subsidiary indication.

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

'over' becomes 'o' (cricket abbreviation**).

'splintered' indicates an anagram.

'railing' anagrammed gives 'riginal'.

'o'+'riginal' is 'original'.

'to' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for original that I've seen before include "From which a copy is made", "New in character or design - not a copy", "The first, not a copy", "Not derived or copied from anything else", "Innovative", "Archetypal", "derivation", "Native", "inspiration for fictional character" and "Master copy".)


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