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Frowning on balloon expedition - important item forgotten! (7,8)


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glaring omission

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'important item forgotten' is the definition.
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'frowning on balloon expedition' is the wordplay.
'frowning on' becomes 'glaring' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'balloon' becomes 'O' (O resembles a balloon).
'expedition' becomes 'mission' (a mission or expedition to accomplish something).
'glaring'+'o'+'mission'='GLARING OMISSION'

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